Minidiscs look too interesting for a format that is not visible during playback

Oct 28, 2017
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This is porn. You should be ashamed for posting this.

Seriously I love shit like this. Its one of the ressons why I cringe at an all digital future.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I'll admit I had an irrational hatred of minidisc. I was young, I'd just started recording music and was all about that 24bit, 192khz uncompressed waves. These days is use a cassette unfound in the trash if the tape still spooled.

They never were mainstream here, but they were very popular among DJs for recording sets. Some of my friends probably still use them.
 

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Oct 26, 2017
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Just for you guys, I dug all my old MiniDisc stuff out of the closet.



I rocked that shit hard back in the day. Yes, that is a car stereo system.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Oh minidisc. I remember being the only kid in my high school that had one.
I got it around the same time that storage based music players became a thing. One of my best friends got a jukebox(?) and it could store about 20 songs. I felt so superior with my Sony MZ-S1 “sport” MD player. The coloured discs were just the cherry on top.
The only thing that killed it was the Sony software to transfer songs, the name of which I can’t remember at all.

A friend recently imported a late 90s rx7 which came with a head unit that only support mini disc. Such a cool format
 
Oct 27, 2017
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This thread's really making me want to dig out my MD player and listen to some teenage-years compilations I made. Or the Chef Aid album, which my brother gave to me when I got it.

Stunning looking MDs in the OP, though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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My very first camcorder was this guy, the Sony DCM M1. I loved it! MiniDiscs were so cool for their time. Wish they had lasted longer lol. Wonder what happened to that old camera now that I think about it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Optime of cool. I only had one which I recorded over, but I always thought it was the most futuristic looking thing.

Can't make a cyberpunk-looking future with just digital storage.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Worked in radio during highschool and got on the MD train somewhat early-ish, was a massive upgrade from tapes for any kind of active use(godsend for snowboarding). Got this model around 1998, most of my school friends had no idea what it even was.

 
Oct 25, 2017
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MD never catching on in the west is one of the great technological shames, the format was clearly and overwhelmingly superior to CD's and they were the best way to listen to music until MP3 players became affordable and mainstream.

I remember being blown away with the MD kiosks in Tokyo where you just throw in a re-writable disk and a 100 yen coin and downloading any song you want onto the disc.
 
Dec 17, 2017
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Loved minidiscs. Got a portable player in 1998 and copied all my friends’ CDs onto discs.
The sound quality was incredible, I was convinced it sounded better than CD, but in hindsight it’s probably just that my minidisc player was far better quality than anything I was listening to CDs on at the time.

Minidisc is like the Vita, never lived up to it’s potential and died young but was loved by almost everyone who owned one.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I used to label the discs so meticulously with those tiny rub on Letraset transfer letters. I’d take a pic and show you all but they’re in storage 30 miles away.

Damnit. I want to dig them out and have a nostalgia rush.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I wanted one back in the day but was too poor. Was a kid. This pics are nice, but the definitely do not motivate me to pick up any. Streaming is so vastly superior it's not even funny.