Summary: although though i did not purchase this item from amazon.com i paid the full price. its great and i enjoy it very much. and i know that you will too after you by it from amazon.com. i know that who ever purchaces this item will be very pleazed.
Summary: For sometime now I have been thinking of making a switch from tapes, what I really wanted was something that would let me make my own custom selections to listen to. Quality and user friendliness were the catch words and my options were MP3 or the Mindisc. After a visting Amazon.com, I decided that Mindisc was the thing for me. I read some really nice reviews on the MDS-J320 but also took note of its limitations.
Summary: I bought this in the ever-popular, yet slowly fading MD Bundle set for Christmas. It comes with a portable player too. MiniDisc is great. It's a practical way to record from any audio device. Unfortunately, most people don't have them, therefore they don't have the "trade and borrow" factor as CDs do. (On the up side, there's less worrying about them being stolen) MDs are mainly for personal use though- record on the home unit and take it on the road.
Summary: I was anxious to get a mini disc recorder and this specific model. I had seen ads, seen the product in use at the public radio station in Louisville, KY where I do a show and decided that's for me. I am throughly pleased with mine. It offers so many options. I have at times put cuts from LPs and cassette tapes on a disc to use on the show. Quick location, quick cueing and much better reproduction of sound is a distinct advantage, especially in a DJ role.
Summary: The mini disk format is the best way to record. The ability to organize the disk the way you want after you finish recording is a big plus. Also, you can erase the disk at a later date if you decide you don't want what is on it. There is a protection device on the disk so that you don't accidently erase the disk. Last, but not least, is the quality sound the mini disk format gives you. Cassettes will sound so inferior once you start using the mini disk player.
Summary: I find this unit easy to use and is an excellent compliment to my home audio equipment. Digital inputs and output enable easy exchange with my CD players. This unit seems to work fine with the newer 80 minute minidiscs based on my early trials. With the digital output on this unit, it is easy to make a digital CDR copy of your minidisc of a live recording you have made, so long as you also have a digital optical input on your CD recorder.
Summary: This MD player is made by SONY®, the orginator of the MD. Although I use an AIWA for MD on the road this is a great MD component, for the money. Face it. You don't want to spend $400+ for a MD Player/Recorder for just some extra belles and whistles. This is the best choice if you're not a Audio Pro.
Excerpt: The main problem i have with minidisc as a recording medium is the plastic tackiness of the minidiscs themselves. I would not trust anything important to something that feels that fragile but that aside the Sony MDS JE520 is an amazingly good bit of kit for not much money. I got mine for about £150 from Richer sounds in Manchester. The deck features analogue in/out on phono jacks along with digital in/out on optical connectors and a coaxial output jack.
Pros: Sounds better than tape, good editing, easy to use
Excerpt: I have had this player at home for nearly 2 years now and it is nothing less than an extremely competent MD player. We upgraded to this from the 510 (predecessor) and it is a good (if not massive) improvement. The 510 seems to develop a fault with loading MDs and when it happened to us we upgraged. To be honest it has a whole load of features that I have never used, a lot that i will probably never use and some that i dont even understand anybody using!