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Minidisk player for a car

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by alshooter, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. alshooter

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    Can anyone recommend a good minidisk player to put into my Ford Mondeo?

    Any particular do's and don'ts for using minidisk in a car?
     
  2. MartinImber

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    Sony do a range, they are quite good

    Get a CD multi changer as well if you want

    Also if you need speakers look at Infinity
     
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    I've got a JVC KD-MX3000 which is excellent but unfortunately no longer available. This is also in a Mondeo. I have had several MDs that have either completely lost their contents, started jumping or gave various error messages. In all cases, I couldn't recover the contents and had to re-record them. As MDs are erased by a high temperature head, I assume that they are a bit sensitive to the sort of temperatures that the interior of a car can reach in summer and this is what caused the problems.
     
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    I've never had problems with Minidiscs (correct spelling) losing data but I have been told TDK are most reliable.
     
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    I have a Vauxhall Omega with computer display which also shows the radio channel and CD track.

    Since the CD was knackered I fitted my MD unit. I also got a cable from http://www.connects2.co.uk (or .com) which adapts some head units (including Sony) to various car displays (including GM), I know have radio channel and MD track name on the computer screen.

    It gets the data from the data bus some makes of head units use to control various changers.
     
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    There are very few left on the market unfortunately. Alpine, Clarion and several others have pulled out of the Minidisk market, so there are only a few in-car models left. Get your skates on to bag one.
     
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    Very true. CD based MP3 players or HDD units seem to be taking over.
     
  8. MartinImber

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    MINIDISC MINIDISC MINIDISC MINIDISC

    MD sounds better than MP3
     
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    i have a mini disc and cd player all in the head unit by jvc no complaints so far 45 watts per channel output i like it and it looks nice too it also featured in the film Ghost dogg ill find out the model number later
     
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    I have the Sony C7970R minidisc player in a Mondeo (yes another one!) Sounds great. The Mondeo's own front speakers sounded suprisingly good when I first got it, although I have upgraded them since. Forget the rear speakers, though, they sound awful.

    I too am saddened by the dwindling support for minidisc, not only in the car audio market. They are ideal for cars, especially for front-loading in-dash players. CDs are okay but you still need to handle them with care and keep them boxed when not in use.

    Minidiscs are a great replacement for cassettes as you can stuff them in the glove box without their cases with no problems!

    Mr Cheese
     

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