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Q: MiniDisc MDLP quality? (1 Viewer)

Scott Simonian

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Hi, I am soon going to be getting a new minidisc recorder and it features "MDLP" recording.

Has anyone had any experience with MDLP? I was curious about the quality of the sound compared to the normal recording.

Thanx
 

Jeremy Little

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I absolutely CANNOT stand LP4 (320 min/disc), it sounds like a low bitrate MP3. LP2 (160 min/disc) sounds all right, but there is a noticeable attenuation to all of the upper frequencies.
 

VinhT

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SP mode is 292kbps, LP2 is 132kbps, and LP4 is 66kbps. Regular ATRAC (SP mode) has always been significantly better than standard MP3s (128-192kbps). LP2 sounds fine. LP4 should only be used for long-winded lecture recordings or something of that sort. Hope this helps.

Vinh
 

Michael St. Clair

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In listening with Sennheiser headphones, I've found LP2 very acceptable for non-critical listening. If played through speakers in a non-reference environment, you probably aren't going to tell it from CD or SP MD.

LP4 should sound fine in the noisy environment of an automobile, or a on a boombox. I wouldn't use it elsewhere.
 

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