I am an entertainer, and so having all my backing tracks on one mini disc is crucial to me. When I first purchased my equipment, I was sure my microphone and speakers were going to be top of my list. However, I soon found out how important a mini disc player was going to be. I had used cd's previously. But thet scratched so easily. Finding the tracks I wanted would take time, and not always in my key! A visit to comet was all it took for me to discover my Sony je 470. The salesman asked what I neede to improve my music output. I told him I need to carry less cd's, but still have them to hand. He told me that on long play, I could fit up to 80 tracks onto one mini disc. This was music to my ears! He went on to tell me that the je47o also has a recording facility, so as to enable me to record from cd onto mini disc. This enabled me to be daring in choosing tracks that would follow one another on my music sets. I must admit to not discovering all the features on my mini disc 0player, but the important ones are there for me. You do not have volume control as this would be controlled from the system you are using to input you mini disc. You do however have track delete, track record, name input, disc name input, which all display in the tinted and attractive window display. Sony is a household name. Thats why I trust their products. Although the price leaves something to be desired: 149.99 i HAVE HAD MY MONEYS WORTH OUT OF IT. I often download music, and instead of having to burn it onto cd's which don't always work, and limit you to approx 20 tracks, I download 80+ songs directly onto my mini disc player into the disc! My player is silver, although they are available in black too. A very easy product to use, and if your like me, not technically inclined, just using the basic features will make it a worthwhile investment. It has an
auto loading mechanism, no hard shoving to inset your discs. You can choose your recording level, again displayed in the display window. This reduces risk of distortion on recording. When playing back your recordings you have repeat facility that will play the disc as many times as you like. You have four play modes, anologue and digital, mono and stereo. Quite light in a video shape. You have long play one which enables you to record approx 20 tracks, up to long play four which I have fitted over 90 tracks on. I wouldn't be without my mini disc player, and have since learnt that they are now used in 34% of cars!