Pro MD player on Ebay - Hurry!
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you could actually plug that into the blockhead.


balanced connections on a format that is based on compression. weird.
 
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I don't think it has balanced outputs. Those XLR jacks, from the eBay description, are for analog output and input, not for balanced output where separate XLR's are used for left and right.
 
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MD has become very popular with radio journalists. They'd mostly been using those large portable pro-cassette recorders, like Marantz.

MD is much smaller, much better sound quality (especially for voice use, where the main problem is noise, not timbre, "openness" etc.), cheaper batteries with longer life, somewhat cheaper cost (much cheaper than DAT), random access, and you can edit in the machine.

Pretty near perfect for such purposes.
 
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those Are fully balanced XLRs... it's a playback only unit... so, no recording. the labels clearly say "CH-1(l)" and "CH-2(r)" most pro gear has XLR... afterall, that's what XLR's are for: long cable runs.
 
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Soooo, Did a Head-Fi'er nab it??????
 
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I was going by the description only - the picture shows something entirely different. Looks like the seller copied and pasted the wrong text, since he's describing a recording unit.
 
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GOOD LORD. $180 for that? That's incredible! Why god, why didn't I look in this thread before?
 
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andrzejpw you might try asking the seller if he wants to sell the "other one". The auction says, Quote:

If you need multiples, we have 2 of these units remaining.


 
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before you buy though, remember that MD is just a fancy MP3. i don't see why a consumer would need a dedicated player without recording functions when you could just burn a normal CD. MD's are great for portables, but in a household, their value diminishes. you realize this is playback only right?
 
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I understand your point Orpheus. I thought someone might be interested since the unit also has a digital coax out. It might be useful if someone does digital recording with a portable and wants to change the format (i.e. burn it to a CD) assuming they don't already have a home unit with digital out.
 
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