Discussion in 'Audio' started by Z3PR, Oct 31, 2004.
Anyone own a mini disc ?? Exsample Thinking of getting one.
MiniDisc is a dinosaur....
CD-Rs and solid-state memory devices, along with .MP3 encoding have made MiniDisc an unnecessary medium.
There was a time when MiniDisc was cool, but that was WAAAAAY before CD-Rs were commonplace......
I still prefer my minidisc player to CD's. At least for recording i do. They may be outdated, but i dont care. Ive got that exact home deck and an older portable recorder/player, sony model MZ-R37, i dont think its been in production for about 3 years now. This thing has been to hell and lived to tell about it, and it never skips.
I love being able to record and copy CD's on the go, i used to do it all the time in school. During class i would have the cd-player and MD hooked up in my backpack and copying. I dont do it as much, but i still do it.
My next purchase to finish off the stereo in my K5 will be a Minidisc changer.
I was thinking a mini-disc would be less likely too skip in a off road vehicle. I have a JVC KD-LX50 head unit and it has RCA's for line in. I will buy and build another K5 in the future and was thinking mini-disc might be the way too go.
I dont think mine has ever skipped. Not when jogging, biking, or wheeling. Another thing that i like about the minidisc is that you cant scratch it. I put the discs in my pockets all the time.
That said, if you are looking at one for the anti-skip only, then a MP3 player may be more economical. That wont skip, and would probobally be more resistant to dust and dirt.
i had a mini disc car player about 8 years ago, the only thing i remember was the bass was really fat , had something to do with the way the compression was made, it has a 10 sec read ahead buffer, so your right, it will not skip, was kinda the tech before sony's read ahead cd 3 second chips and panasonics 10 seconds chips....
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