I used an MS-38 Lite from AEA (Wes Dooley) a headphone amp which worked great.
Downside is you need to bring along an extra piece of gear. It runs on two 9v
batteries but shuts down automatically when the headphone jack is removed.
Now I use a Sound Devices deck so the headphone amp is used only with my backup
--- In "Mike Rooke" <> wrote:
> Related posts:
> If your able to roll your own,
> 3.5mm plug from the D50 to this:-
> 3.5mm socket to headphones.
> Its passive and doesn't have any adjustment for stereo width
> unless a trimmer / pot is added.
> I actually have one of those transformers "somewhere" and the D50, but never
> got around to making the decoder.
> I'll send out the hounds to find it and write back with my findings, in
> particular if the D50's headphone output level is high enough to drive the
> transformer and a pair of headphones plugged into it without significant loss
> of volume.
> I also found this from AEA
> New option:-
> Tascam DR40 features MS decode plus XLR input's but I highly doubt its pre's
> are as quiet as the D50's. I'll find out mid October.
> Perhaps this is cheap enough @200ish USD to use as a decoder if you take the
> D50's line out to the DR40's line in with MS decode on?
> --- In "markrosoftlives" <tenniselbow@>
> > Hey - I'm new to the forum and apologize if this has been asked before (i
> > searched for it, unsuccessfully)
> > I do a lot of recording for film and radio and am looking to upgrade to a
> > Sennhieser M-S setup to record ambiences and FX. But I need a new recording
> > device too (I have a Sony D-50) and really want one that allows me to
> > MONITOR in stereo (in other words, the M-S signals decoded) but RECORD the
> > mid and side as discrete tracks (in other words, the M-S signals
> > un-decoded). I know the Sound Devices 702, 722, etc... all do that, but I'm
> > hoping to find a cheaper solution that still sounds good and is reliable.
> > So far the only thing that seems reasonable is trying to find a Sound
> > Devices MP-2 (this came before the SD MixPre, which came before the SD
> > Mix-Pre-D). The MP-2 seems to be able to do this and then I could run that
> > into my Sony D-50. The problem is they're old and I can't find any used
> > ones anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find one or have one they're
> > looking to sell??? (or a 702 or 722 for that matter!?)
> > If I can't find a MP-2 or a used 702, can anyone recommend a good recording
> > device that has this feature?
> > Thank you so much for your help!
> > Mark