Fordmods Logo

Minidisc 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 9 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Minidisc
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 3:49 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2098

Joined: 19th Jan 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: 5L 5 speed Fairmont Ghia

Location: St Maoris
NSW, Australia

Just a few questions

What are your thoughts on minidisc?

What minidisc head units are available? I currently have one but I need an upgrade, as my current one has only got 1 pre-out (kenwood RX-691MD). I am looking for a unit that has at least 3 pre-outs.

Will I be able to keep my current stacker (kenwood KDC-C669)?

I am wishing to keep the MD feature.


Any help would be appreciated
Chris.

 

_________________

Remember kids, the more pages of crap in your build thread, the bigger your e-penis is

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:47 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 1372

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: Lancer Coupe

Location: Southeastern suburbs, Melbourne
VIC, Australia

My thoughts on minidisc.

I never liked them as i cant see people, especially me going to the shop and paying for a minidisc with music. I dont know what it is about them because there is just something about them. i think its my way of thinking that i am paying $30 and am getting a 6cm piece of plastic, $$$$:size ratio.

Cheers.

And dont panic because i dont know what i am on about either.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:23 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 740

Joined: 20th Nov 2004

Ride: BA Falcon

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

minidiscs didnt take off here as well as they did in japan when they came out. i use them as well as DATs (digital audio tape) in my studio for backing up vocal tracks and stuff.

i wouldnt bother with a MD headunit, id just go CD, or even one with a SD card or memory stick input cos then you only need ya computer to put music on them, but if you use MD you gotta get a MD recorder seprate. (either a recording MD walkman or a stand-alone unit)

as for genral stuff about the minidisc format, i could tell ya a bunch of stuff, but it'd be boring and make me sound like a nerd :P

have a good one mate
ryan
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:38 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2098

Joined: 19th Jan 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: 5L 5 speed Fairmont Ghia

Location: St Maoris
NSW, Australia

I have all the seperate MD units and I already have a MD head unit in the car. I am just looking for something better as I need the extra RCA's for a second amp.
I figured that most of the MD stuff was Japanese. My current head unit is Japanese, so I already have the band expander for it
I wanted to keep the MD feature without getting another one sent from Japan. Everyone that I have tried locally has told me that they don't currently have any and that they haven't has any for ages.
I have since found something that interests me on eBay.

 

_________________

Remember kids, the more pages of crap in your build thread, the bigger your e-penis is

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:39 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 2282

Joined: 14th Jan 2005

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: ED Fairmont Ghia & EF XR8

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

in my books i reckon there no good. if it were me id spend the money on an mp3 capable HU and a spindle of cd-r's

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:42 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1013

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: MY06 REX

Location: Perthoslavakia
WA, Australia

I guess its a little more expensive, but why not grab a deck that supports a MD changer that you can sit in the boot or somewhere else. I know kenwood used to make these as I had one, not sure about the 3 RCA outs though. Perhaps check out the kenwood website, as they are the only company that I have heard of that did minidiscs. Just for the reckon I reckon they go alright!

 

_________________

The Evil Strawberry

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:59 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 1954

Joined: 13th Apr 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: eb falcon s series 2

Location: on welfare
NSW, Australia

why not just get any h/u and just use one of them 3mm headphone jack to rca adapters and plug a md player into any h/u with 3 rca outs?

 

_________________

‮‮

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:33 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 29

Posts: 1954

Joined: 13th Apr 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: eb falcon s series 2

Location: on welfare
NSW, Australia

http://www.sony.com.au/xplod/catalog/pr ... ryId=23007

 

_________________

‮‮

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:13 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Posts: 280

Joined: 30th Mar 2005

Gallery: 2 images

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Back in '89, the concept of MD was a great thing for in car use with alpine making a nice 4xMD single DIN tuner/changer. Unfortunately the format was bagged by the audiophiles of the world (not relevant for in car use back in '89) and it didn't take off. No doubt this failure was helped by Sony's refusal to do much with the format, like provide recording software and computer connectivity.

It took them almost 15 years to move their 'a r s e' on this format and was no doubt forced on them by the popularity of MP3 players. Best way to put it was that they missed the boat with this MD format :(

Today i wouldn't support MD in any way, instead, buy a DVD head unit capable of reading MP3's off a DVD disk and forget the idea of a changer :)

Cheers.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 9 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:37 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names