Product Type: Sharp portable MD players
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It's not all bad.
Sharp MD MT20
Member Name: Recess
Sharp MD MT20
Date: 24/09/00, updated on 24/09/00 (167 review reads)
Advantages: Adjustable recording level
Disadvantages: small buffer
So, I've just read the review slating this MD player, and right after this, I'm going to read the Sony one, coz there's one big problem with it I'd like to point out to people.
The biggest advantage that this MD unit has over a lot of them in the filed is simply the ability to change the record level.
If you want to know why, then I advise you check out the Sony one, where if no-one esle has mentioned this problem, I will.
Yes, it's a bit basic in terms of the in-line control, but then, I'm more worried about getting the LCD ones wet, whereas this one, I don't give two hoots about. You can adjust some things from the in-line thing, although it's complicated.
The sound is nice - it really isn't bad at all. If you increase the volume too much, something kicks in to take out the bass - which is quite annoying, but in the whole, as long as you record cleanly, have a good set of headphones (The Sharp ones that come with it ARE nice) and play it at a level that won't crack your ears - then there's nothing wrong with it.
What I'd like to see on a good personal MD player is a frame edit function. I'm sure there's one out there, but it'd be nice to have on this one.
If you're looking for a personal MD that will record well, has an optical input, and won't break the bank or your pocket, then it is a good choice - kinda pretty too.