I was wondering if their is a way of recording tracks from my PC to the minidisc recorder on my Hi-fi? (the cd player isn't working).At the moment I only have onboard sound so I realise an upgrade may be required. If so any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Check if your sound card has a an S/PDIF output. If your MD Deck has a digital input socket then that would be the best way to record to minidisc. You will, of course need a coax digital connecting cable.
Hi, youngbob, just connect the cable between the line out socket of your sound card and the "In" socket of your MD deck. Put the deck into the "record" mode and start playing back the tracks from the PC you want to record. Hope you have the correct termination cable as in my experience MD decks have phono sockets for analogue in and out. In which case you'd want 3.5mm stereo jack for the PC and two phono jacks at the other end for the deck. Best of luck.
You can buy a bit of kit from Sony which plugs into a USB port. Mine is a PCLK-MN10 but I think there is a more current version.
It outputs in both analogue and optical digital. It's not a cheap solution but it keeps the recording in the digital domain rather than converting it to an analogue recording. (That way the sound should be better and you keep the track information)
It also enables you to convert mp3 files into the ATRAC minidisc format.
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