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Community Level 1farankie

farankie

Aiwa FM-80 portable mini disc recorder

AdvantagesFine editing with a rehearse option and programmable playback of tracks

DisadvantagesCan be hard to find, needs a padded carrying case

"...to minidisc and take my Aiwa portable with me. Using a mini jack to phono lead I connect to an input on my mixer, turn up the volume out on the Aiwa, programme the track and play it without worrying that it will run onto the next track. Just as if I was programming my CD players. I don't why you can't do this on other machines that cost as much if not more than this Aiwa FM-80. Like any other portable mindisc recorders The Aiwa FM-80 is fragile ..." Read review
27.12.2000

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Community Level 2mburden

mburden

not quite perfect..

Advantagesrecordable, cheap if you look around

Disadvantagesno belt clip, earplug longevity?

"i bought an aiwa amf-65 from big save.com for £117 it was in my mail order catalog for £199 so with it being a quality make like aiwa i thought it was a bargain, it was but not much longer than a month later the left hand earphone stopped working i contacted big save and they said instead of me sending the whole unit back the would see if aiwa would send me a replacement. aiwa sent an amtrack van to pick up the earphones but didn't send a replacement ..." Read review
17.07.2000

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Community Level 1Sniper

Sniper

AM-F65 is good but mine died :(

AdvantagesGood features

DisadvantagesRecording mechanism broke

"I got my Aiwa AM-F65 soon after it was released. A year ago it was relatively cheap (£170), and had all the features of the most expensive minidisc recorders, such as a 40 second anti-shock memory, 10 hour battery life for playback (most new players are much better), excellent sound quality, and all the usual track editing. The multijog dial makes entering track and disc names much easier. It's also one of the only players on which you can start recording ..." Read review
12.09.2000

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Community Level 1hirennaik

hirennaik

aiwa minidisc player

AdvantagesCheap, good, and strong

Disadvantagesbulky, old

"this minidisc player is excellent. All the features are there, it comes with all the cables, and is very robust. I got this for £200, and even at that price it was a bargain, now its even cheaper. I've dropped it a few times with no problem, its been excellent. The playback quality is cd perfect and the mounted jog dial allows for easy volume control and easy input of track names. The only problem with this is minidisc system is, there is no title ..." Read review
25.07.2000

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Community Level 2millec199

millec199

The only thing missing is the Sony badge

AdvantagesSmall, Recordable, Solid Build

DisadvantagesNot as Small as others

" This player / recorder is a very solid peice of equipment. It has sustained over a year of use in a collage environmant where it is dropped and banged quite a few times, but it is still going. As for the spec the only thing missing is the remote (avalible on the AM-70) but with 40 seconds antishock and full recording and editing features it is one of the highest specs around. Only one thing which makes this a slightly less attractive bet than ..." Read review
08.04.2001

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Community Level 2JRW

JRW

Solid, Small, Stylish

AdvantagesSolid, aiwa name, features, bass

Disadvantagesearphones

"...selections. I therefore purchased a Aiwa F-65 MiniDisc player/recorder through QXL. The design of the player is very good. Despite the top-heavy appearance, the build quality is both sturdy and shiny - I bet that I could drop it a few times, though for some reason I haven't yet tested this "feature". The instruction manual is very comprehensive and in about five different languages with guidelines to the numerous functions in step-by-step ..." Read review
19.08.2000

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Community Level 1settrey

settrey

Aiwa AM-F65

AdvantagesSound Quality, light, easy to use

Disadvantageslength of the headphone wire

"I have the Aiwa AM-F65 and to be fair, this mini disc is very good. The sound quality is excellent even when you have the volume and base on full, you don't get any crackles or anything. One thing that I don't like about this mini disc is the length of the headphones. They are very short and even when you have them connected to the remote you are still pulling on the wires when you move. I also think that the remote should show you the name/number ..." Read review
11.07.2000

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Community Level 1afmiles

afmiles

a good buy

Advantagesprice,ease of use,features

Disadvantagessound quality, no display on remote control

"The aiwa AM-F65 is a personal mini-disc recorder that I would recommend to any person looking to start using minidisc for the first time. The package includes all the connections you need for recording from your Hi-Fi and the unit itself is one of the easiest to use that I have encountered. It is also great value for money- being cheaper than most of the nearest competitors from sony etc. The sound quality is quite good but slightly brash at high ..." Read review
08.08.2000

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Community Level 1dee1

dee1

BEST BUY

Advantagesrandom/repeat/program extra base function, displays information

Disadvantagescant repeat programs

"Used to have a conventional tape player, got fed up of the tape sticking, using battery up on rewind/fast forward, poor quality of sound, battery life too short, still hear last track playing when re-recording, etc. A friend had a portable mini disc player I listened to it and I was instantly convinced to buy it. Reasons are because all problems I had with old tape player were resolved. Sharp, crisp, CD quality sound from an appliance that could fit ..." Read review
12.11.2000

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Community Level 2daverodhouse

daverodhouse

Aiwa!!!

AdvantagesGood Functions

DisadvantagesSize

"Aiwa are dedicated to maiing high quality audio equipment. I have been very happy with the equipment prodeuced by Aiwa, as the company have a good reputation. The aiwa minidisc, does seem to be fairly chunky. This makes it not as portable as it could be, when comparing it to sony's. They do have all the usual functions, such as track editing etc. This fact that this minidisc player is chunky, is probably becuase it was one of their first models. So ..." Read review
16.07.2000

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Community Level 1stallion17

stallion17

a cracker

Advantagesfeatures, ease of use

Disadvantagesgettin on a bit

"As with afmiles i also found this small compact minidisc recorder to be one of the easiest to use yet. i aquired mine from an auction site on the web for £140 last christmas, which was a very good deal. Anyone who wants to use minidisc and its recording features for the first time will find this unit an ideal starter for them. the sound quality is excellent and the headphones supplied with it stay in your ears through any conditions, all in all, a ..." Read review
03.02.2001

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Community Level 2trancemaniac

trancemaniac

My pride and joy

Advantagesgreat sound quality, great looking. great MD!!!

Disadvantages???????????

"...quality. My hi-fi system is aiwa also and ever since I haven't used a different brand for music systems. It's good looking and the remote is awsome. People say that Mds jump alot... what a pile of turd!!!!!! This little honey has never jumped once!!!!! It's getting on a bit now but its a great MD REORDER.. Buy it!!! ..." Read review
29.01.2001

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