Product Type: Aiwa portable MD players
Newest Review: ... the box that I was not sure about was the optical cable. Iread the instructions to try and gauge what it did as I had never seen or hear... more
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Member Name: Paul74
Date: 04/07/01, updated on 04/07/01 (508 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap unit, simple to use
Disadvantages: harder to find now
The FM65 is a great little unit to buy and great if it is like it was mine your first MD.
It is a portable player/recorder and is small and lightwieght, its smaller than an average walkman too. In the box you will find the player itself, headphones with remote attachment, recharable battery and charger and an optical cable.
The only thing after checking out the box that I was not sure about was the optical cable. Iread the instructions to try and gauge what it did as I had never seen or heard of this type of cable. Turns out to be very usefull indeed.
You can record MDs in two ways one with a normal lead from your stero and the other using the optical cable, though the optical cable is for recording CDs only. Check your Hifi or CD player has an optical out in the back if it does attach your cable, the thin end fits the MD. This will now allow you digital recording as the information going down the cable is also sending information to the MD so it will divide the tracks up and make an exact copy of the CD onto MD and gives you top notch sound quality.
The headphnes have a small remote halfway up the cable so you can play and pause etc without taking your MD out your pocket.
It takes a few hours to fully charge up the battery but you will get several hours playing time but it use up more power recording. Hint: When recording at home just keep it plugged into the charger as you can still use it.
All in all a great machine and now down in price my girlfriend has the newer version but its still a good machine Ive had it two years and had no problems.