Just picked up this Sony Mini disk recorder at a local boot sale.  Must say I’ve never owned one until now. Wow the sound , it’s fantastic compared to the mp3’s I tend to listen to on the move. A learned colleague points out the ATRAC represents a 5 to 1 compression ratio as opposed to 12 to 1 on mp3. I guess it’s opened my ears to what’s possible in a portable music player. Of course it’s all a bit clunky by modern standards. I need to check out a high capacity portable disk player and some flac recordings. Role on the lottery winnings 😉 Still these mini disk player/recorders can be picked up cheap on dare I say ebay and the like. Check it out!

Sony Mini Disc Recorder