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Johan Bové

Cogito, sic sum

Johan Bové

The mechanical noises of playing and recording minidiscs, including handling the actual discs is part of the charm to me.

Johan Bové

Anyone else also making album / playlists of the week with their MiniDisc recorders?

Johan Bové

New addition to the MiniDisc devices collection: Sony MZ-R70

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New addition to the MiniDisc player/recorder devices: a Sony MZ-R70 in near mint condition!

Sony MZ-R70 front

No remote included, but it's not a big loss since the original remote didn't have the LCD display anyway and all the functionality is also accessible on the device itself.

I went with this non-NetMD device for the following reasons:

  • Nice big LCD screen on the device itself
  • Powered by a single AA battery - no hard-to-find gumstick batteries - Also if you're using rechargeable AA batteries, they will (slowly) recharge within the device when you connect the device using the 3V power adapter
  • Sturdy housing and buttons
  • This one has a mic input
  • Two headphone outputs!
  • I like to record music real-time - call it nostalgia - but it's part of what I like about MiniDisc - it's back to time when things went a little more slowly
  • This one does not do MDLP - but as the point above - it's part of the charm having to deal with media limitations

Some issues:

  • Louder mechanical noises when recording and playing, especially when connected to the power adapter. But it's still acceptable.

Johan Bové

Actively listening to music through a minidisc player almost gives the same joy as listening to Vinyl records. To me, it's the next best experience and it's fully digital.

Johan Bové

Realized that Octonauts takes place in the far future of the timeline that started with the events of Sweet Tooth.

Johan Bové

And back at work!

Johan Bové

And the summer vacation has officially started.

Johan Bové

Imagine opening your bank account details and seeing money added every time, regardless if you had to work for it or not, for as long as you live - that's what wants to achieve - https://circles.land

Johan Bové

Family is everything.