I mean really , Music player ,…. Portable , Decent Headphone Amp , Lots of storage , and …..Replaceable Battery ……
Oh Wait the Last request isn’t allowed ?? Why not ? OH You want me to keep buying new things every year !!!
Imagine this , A Portable Music Player with Line out and Separate Headphone out , Optical Digital input , Replaceable Battery(s) (has an add on cartridge as well for extra batteries ) Records and Plays and you can use it for the next 20 years without a problem . Literally without a problem , when it dies you WILL have gotten your monies worth out of it and then some .
Illusion ? , Fake ? nope ……Plain simple truth .
Imagine if the iPod Classic , 160 Gb , Masterpiece had had , #1 a Decent Head Amp , and a Replaceable battery . #2 Could last 20 years
Sony MZ-R50 Minidisc Recorder . 1997 , October release in the US , I was in my Studio yesterday , ALL Day , working with a Graphics editor on getting some parts of a Promotion video for a Documentary finished , We worked on different things , Overlays , PIP , Moving Maps , transitions all kinds of stuff , My Focusrite Saffire26 was the sound source to my Monitors because my Tascam UH7000 didnt want to cooperate with my Laptop while having an external monitor hooked up for Video . ( Weird )
But , The Saffire Pro26 has lots of inputs , and it was just too quiet to work ALL day without jams . The Graphics girl ( YES dudes a Cool chick doing Digital Manipulations ) asked about some of my previous work .( Hmmm I thought , I have some video stuff on the HDD , but most of my Audio stuff is from before I came to Japan , Over 12 years ago ) I dig thru my Closet , and see my old MD Player /Recorder and a Box of a Bazillion MD’s , looked at the front of the Saffire Pro26 (which has a pair of 1/4 inch line inputs ) , and I grab a patch cable out of my box of goodies and an adapter , plugged in the Sony MZ-R50 to the Newfangled Digital Input device (Said Focusrite Saffire Pro26 !) and crossed my fingers …..You see I hadn’t fired up the MD in awhile , , a couple of years to be precise …….
Guess what ? ….. we had Jams ,….. all day long …. Never skipped a beat , Sounded just as good as the day I got it ……..
What devices do you have that will be running 20 years from now ?