I want that MR2 now!
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I want that MR2 now!
The mr2 seems nice but unless it has double speed sacd, like the best Korg, is it mainly cosmetics and convenience?
Anyway, here is an update on my mr1 + Jade pre + active speakers setup recording from a class A vinyl analog platform. This has become more coherent and enjoyable. Don't know why, running in the speakers play a role, and a bit of zen in the machine perhaps, gradual in-chain correction.
Mr1 recording does sound better than pcm, even hires 192 pcm, but it remains constricted compared to the real thing. This is no great shock, audio analysts e g in Norway have found, comparing formats, that the LP shines through, molecular vinyl level is hard to beat. SACD generally comes second best. My life with the Mr1 over the last year confirms that.
I've got an MR-1 and I just replaced the HD with a 32GB SD that's supposed a "class 6" device, which is supposed to be the fastest.
When I'd copy files into the device via USB with the HD, they'd really rip along.
But with the SD, it's really pokey.
Also, while I was able to connect via the USB, it wouldn't shut off. I had to use the reset button to get it to turn off.
When I turned it on, it just would sit at the opening screen.
Anybody else run into these symptoms?
When I replaced the original 20GB HD, all works fine.
|SD Card to ZIF/Toshiba 1.8 Adapter
Wow that's cool if this is what you used, but you're saying it didn't work? Too bad...
No, I meant 32GB SD card, which is what I said (twice).
SSD is about 3x the price as SDs for no noticeable benefit as far as I can tell. They package flash and add an IDE interface, call it SSD and jack the price up. And from what I've read, people have trouble making them work, esp. in situations when they need to be bootable devices. SCSI SSDs seem to be particularly problematic in may environments.
No, that's not what I used. I used a CF/ZIF adapter card and a CF "carrier" that lets you plug an SD into it. I'm curious why there are so many CF/ZIF adapters floating around and virtally no SD/ZIF adapters like this one.
I think I'll try one of these. I wasn't even aware of them. Thanks! There are a few up on eBay for about $20 incl shipping.
I can report, having been silent for some months, this is what works best for me
Korg mr1 with larger 75 gb disk
- player music space is up to capability, much more fit and coherent e g to bring around
- no problems with playback, sometimes, with recording (ca one in five to ten times)
- in all, advantage far better than rec setback
- best used - for me - with OTL Audiotailor Jade headphone amp driving Sony single-driver speakers Sx-1
- for your small room or office - big chip of top sound with modest investment