Re: Minidisc in trouble
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:29 pm ((PST))
Sharp's international web site lists two companies that repair Sharp
audio products in Argentina:
Distribuidor First Rate SA
Direcci=F3n Boulogne Sur Mer 61/63 B1766FXA Tablada
Ciudad Buenos Aires
Tel=E9fono 54 11 4655 4444 X120
Fax 54 11 4655 4444
Distribuidor COLOR CELLS S.A.
Direcci=F3n Mexico 850 Buenos Aires
Ciudad Buenos Aires
Tel=E9fono 011-541-14-328-6226. 393-6224
Fax 394-5900. 327-3379
It's possible that these companies don't handle minidisc issues. In
that case, they may be able to refer you to a local company that does
do minidisc repairs.
The Sharp MD-DR7a is a great recorder. I particularly like the "trace
back" recording function (a pre-roll buffer of a few seconds
duration). Unfortunately, the DR7a is a discontinued model, and the
trace back feature was removed in the successor MD-DR77.
Sharp included trace back function in the IM-DR80 model. The Kenwood
DMC-S9NET is the same recorder with a different label. Audiocubes.com
still has new IM-DR80 models listed for sale on their web site.
Unfortunately, the price for Sharp's minidisc models is just as high
as Sony's price for their Hi-MD recorders. The latest Hi-MD model,
the MZ-RH1, can play back your previously recorded standard minidiscs
as well as the Hi-MD format. The RH1 also can upload the standard
minidisc tracks to your computer in digital form, and at a speed that
is many times faster than your Sharp minidisc can.
So maybe it's time to move to Hi-MD. Sony's web site for Argentina is
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