At 12:20 PM +0000 6/29/05, oryoki2000 wrote:
>Rob Danielson <> wrote:
>> ...Sony NH-900 HiMD recorder...$200.
>The MZ-NH900's big jog dial reminds me of my beloved Aiwa AM-F70,
>circa 1999. Since the NH-900 is discontinued and getting hard to
>find, also look at Sony's replacement, the MZ-RH910. It's widely
>available for $175. No big jog dial, however, and the case is plastic.
>My current favorite Hi-MD recorder is Sony's top of the line, the
>MZ-RH10. I love its big, bright OLED display.
I completely agree if the big LCD units are
going this low. I think the LCD is bigger with
the 910 too. I've tested the "metal" of the 900
case a few more times than I would have preferred.
> It's much more legible
>than the LCD displays on all other minidisc machines. That makes it
>worth the $240 price that several online retailers advertise.
>So far as I can tell, the preamp section and recording mechanism in
>all Hi-MD recorders is the same.
Perhaps,.. but don't you think its important to
not assume this? MD mic pre performance is
varying for reasons I don't understand-- with
different mics, of course, but even with the
capacities of the batteries used. I noticed that
the sony HiMD models seem to use different
For years I regarded the consumer MD/DAT mic pres
as the primary quality limitation for those on a
budget, that may not be true,.. we'll see. I'm
sticking with only recommending specific gear
combinations based on tests until I know a lot
more about what is going with this consumer grade
> The Hi-MD recorders may differ in
>features and layout, but they produce the same quality linear PCM or
That's good to know. Rob D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee