Can anyone please suggest a supplier of the MZRH1 Minidisc player in
Australia (or supplier to Australia).
I have just been told (after payment) by an Australian supplier that the
units are no longer available.
While awaiting refund from aforementioned supplier.....I figured I'd
come to this forum for alternative suppliers.
Phone 61 2 62461141
Fax 61 2 6261 4282
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] MD Transfer hardware and software
You might consider getting a couple of the Sony MZ-RH1 or MZ-M200
(same basic machine, different accessories).
These come with a USB connection that lets you extract from all flavours
of personally recorded (i.e. not commercial) MDs faster than real time.
I don't know if it's 5x, but it is fairly fast.
The software is a bit klunky, but it will make WAV files out of the
This is a one-stop, $400/each solution that still appears to be
available. If you want to do this, I'd do it sooner rather than later as
I had issues getting one in Canada, but I found the RH1 at the Sony
Style store in Ottawa and they shipped it to my local Sony Style Store.
The pricing difference between the two is absurd on Amazon.com. The M200
is a lot cheaper than the RH1 and the M200 comes with a mic. Go figure.
Someone sent me an MD project and the MDs were recorded in mixed formats
not the plain old standard format that I could play in my standard
component MD nor my portable MDs, so I had to buy this.
I would purchase one unit per 1000 MD plus one if I were buying now as
rumours (at least north of the border) abound about this going away
I don't see a need for the UK stuff as it's based on an
out-of-production specific Sony DATA MD drive, which they buy and refurb
and resell to you.
I suspect the UK solution will be able to do recovery for some really
messed up MDs that the Sony won't be able to touch, but then again, I
think for those really bad MDs you're better off sending the MD to the
UK and letting them use their software. Their product is not
inexpensive, and I expect the experts there will do better on the few
really bad MDs than a more novice user might.
When I first saw the UK product I wanted it in the worst way, but the
MZ-RH1 really is a good find and solves 99% of the MD problems I've
At 06:41 PM 2010-03-04, Andy Lanset wrote:
>We have thousands of field recordings done on MiniDisc by our
>I've been looking for ways of accurately dealing with them at greater
>than real time for transfers. I have located some people in England who
>are offering up some hardware and software for up to 5X transfers. I'd
>be very interested in your opinion of what they are offering.
>You can find them at:
>Thanks for your time and consideration.
>WNYC & WQXR Archives
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