As I understand it, the MZM200 and the MZRH1 ARE the same machine, just
different accessories. I used my MZRH1 for the specific project I
purchased it for and the client was happy and I did one or two
additional personal MDs and am hoping to find the time to do all my
personal MDs before the machine breaks.
I see Amazon is still listing them.
The manual is available
and note that BOTH model numbers share a common manual.
I don't know how robust it will be in production transfers of vast
quantities of MD, but I'd get a few if you have a big archive to
transfer. Good news is the transfer is faster than real time (by a large
factor--I forget how much--at least 6x (i.e. less than 10 min for a 60
On 2011-01-03 6:47 PM, Jim Sam wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> (and apologies for digging up an old thread)
> I'm re-evaluating my minidisc migration workflow, and I came across this
> message from last year. All of this information is really helpful, so thank
> I see that, visually, the two machines look almost identical. For
> clarification purposes, do you have first-hand experience with the Sony
> On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 5:32 PM, Richard L. Hess<[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> Hi, Andy,
>> 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 ATRAC
>> 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 soon.
>> 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 seen.
>> At 06:41 PM 2010-03-04, Andy Lanset wrote:
>>> We have thousands of field recordings done on MiniDisc by our reporters.
>>> 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
>>> interested in your opinion of what they are offering.
>>> You can find them at:
>>> Thanks for your time and consideration.
>>> Andy Lanset
>>> WNYC& WQXR Archives
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