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Hi everyone, i was looking into minidisc recorders and players and was wondering is the mz-rh1 still the king in terms of sheer sq? is it still the cleanest and most natural sound out there? How does it scale in front of the best dap's today (sansa clip, cowon d2, imod, and such)?

 

Using wav ripped from original cd as a standard.

 

Any experts on the subject?

post #2 of 7

Hi,

I'm not an expert but recently bought sony MZ-RH1. I was looking for good sounding player during last two years. According to my personal impressions it sound far far better than sony d-ej2000 discman, better than d-ne900 discman and sony vaio VGF-AP1L which I have/had and compared. I think it sound as good as my vintage sony d-350 discman if not better. I only rip CD into wav. This player has wide sound stage, good EQ, all instruments sound very clear. But not fatiguing. The bass is better than in those players I mentioned above, this means deeper, but wider and clearer.

It is the player of sound quality I was looking for. I don't need anything else. Maybe using sonicstage takes some time for recording tracks into player but I got used to. Sony doesn't have flash drive so it has to take some time. I strongly recommend this recorder. If the sound is what You care the most just get it.

Greetings

Marcin

post #3 of 7

The latest Hi-MD minidisc units are damn good sounding, and better than any stock DAP alone (sans external amp or mods). I loved my Sharp MD and Sony Hi-MD units when I had them.

 

However, with solid-state storage in higher & higher capacities at affordable pricepoints, the advent of lossless formats (FLAC & ALAC mostly), coupled with the convenience factors inherent to DAPs, all combine to make the minidisc a very niche product only for those who still find the format & process compelling for some reason.

 

That being said, the MZ-RH1 is Sony's crowning minidisc achievment and a beautiful piece of kit. If you like it, enjoy it!

 

 

post #4 of 7

Unless you feel uncomfortable with ripping CD to RH1, you can keep using your RH1 for SQ.  

 

 

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Originally Posted by EINKLIENERMENCH View Post

Hi everyone, i was looking into minidisc recorders and players and was wondering is the mz-rh1 still the king in terms of sheer sq? is it still the cleanest and most natural sound out there? How does it scale in front of the best dap's today (sansa clip, cowon d2, imod, and such)?

 

Using wav ripped from original cd as a standard.

 

Any experts on the subject?



 

post #5 of 7

Hi,

 

I plan to buy a Sony MZ-RH1, for the fun, for the best SQ available, am not afraid of ripping into wav my CDs for that and so on.

I'm under Mac OS X. I would like to know if the specially mac made soft to transfer music into MD is ok and working.

 

I would also like to know a little bit more about the unit, is it solidly built, is it really still a good player soundwize?

 

All your advice welcome.

 

Thanks,

post #6 of 7

I wonder if you can connect external DACs through the line out. Is it a digital line out?

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Originally Posted by azureaura View Post
 

I wonder if you can connect external DACs through the line out. Is it a digital line out?

replying to a almost 2 years old topic..i doubt the MD player still workable or not...

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