Sony MXD-D3

5.0

Name MXD-D3
Manufacturer Sony
Released 1999/09
Device type deck
Recorder Recorder
MDLP No
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 430 × 120 × 290 mm
Weight 4.7kg
ATRAC ver 4.5
Battery No
Sidecar battery No
Voltage
Power cable AC
Price (launch) $400
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Inputs RCA in, Digital optical (TOSLINK), CD
Outputs 1/4 inch headphone, RCA out
Control

CD/MD capable unit. Unit will dub CD to MD at 4X realtime, using internal 20-bit A/D converter. Supports CD-text display and will even transfer titles to MD.

Notes: The Sony manual says “With the following kinds of CDs, you may experience a reading failure or noise when recorded to an MD. CD's with adhesive labels, Irregularly shaped CD's (Heart shaped, Star shaped etc..), CD's with printed text concentrated on one side only, Old CD's, Scratched CD's, Dirty CD's, Warped CD's”

User Notes: One of the things I love about the MXD-D3 is the fact that it transfers CD-Text information to the MD when recording from CD, so you don't have to sit and title it all manually. However, it appears there are some SCMS-like rules for CD-Text also, and when using most burning software I get a 'TextProtect' error, meaning that the song can be copied but the text won't get to the MD. However, I've noticed a glitch that still allows the text to be transferred. When the unit is copying a CD, it puts the CD-Text title in a 'name buffer' on the MD side. Then the unit uses the buffer to insert the new information into the TOC. When it's copying a CD-Text disc with protected text, it still copies the name to this buffer, but then doesn't send the name to the TOC. I've found that while the unit is copying, if you wait until after the unit says 'textprotect' hit the AMS knob. Select 'name?' and then 'name in?'. The data is there! just hit 'yes' and it copies the name to the TOC. I know it's slightly more 'manual' than it should be, but it still beats titling manually. -Adam Sowers


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