Superscope PSD300 - A Pro CD Recorder with some neat tricks.

Superscope PSD300 - A Pro CD Recorder with some neat tricks.

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In. A previous video about CD, video you might have noticed, this CD, player being used briefly for a couple of seconds, if you didn't um not surprised but quite a few people did, notice it and wanted to know more information about it so that's exactly, what this video is going to be now don't switch off just yet I know it's just a CD player but, it does have quite a few interesting, features I want to show you now, it just so happens as I was starting to put this video together I was contacted on Twitter by, this group candy apple blue who wanted to send me a free promotional, copy of their new album powers. Activate, on a, CD, and they said this wouldn't hit any YouTube, content, marshes in addition, it's got vocals, on here which is something I needed to be able to demonstrate a particular feature of this player and it's also got CD, text, as well which is something you don't see very often, so I've taken them up on their offer which, means they get some free promotion, and I get a disc which I can demonstrate the, various features and functions, of this device now, the machine in question, is the super scope PSD, 300. It's also sold, under the, marantz brand, but the super, scope wasn't seem to be more common but you'd be forgiven for never noticing. One of these before because they weren't generally. Marketed, to your average consumer they. Were sold through music, shops and to professional. Musicians, and music teachers. And people like that because it's got some features that are designed for that particular, group but before I go into detail, on those let's just have a general look around the device because it's a very complicated, looking, machine very purposeful, as well but I think a beautiful, design, and I'll break down the features one at a time we'll start around the back on the inputs and outputs on the far left we've got RCA. Output, for mix I'll explain what that is later on and then a line out at auxilary in the standard analog as well as digital inputs. And outputs over coax, rc5, remote control input. And a foot pedal socket, there so you can start to stop the playback remotely. We've got a proper. Power button at the bottom right as well as the input, for, the cable it's got a built in transformer.

In Here there's no external. Power bricks that just go straight into there there's no battery, power on this thing it does look like it might run on batteries but it doesn't you have to plug it in I'm plugging it into a set of external speakers. Here it does happy own built-in, speaker, but it's a little bit weedy so I'm going to demonstrate, it, through that, speaker, as well, as through the external, ones now it does have its own built-in microphone, at the back there but for best results if you recording over microphones, you're going to be using these XLR. Inputs on the front for the left and right stereo or the jack plug sockets, next, to them and. On the top here at the front you'll see we've got the display there which gives us a lot of information about the various features and menus and things you'll be seeing quite a bit of that later on now the top middle this is a CD, player a top loader the, controls for play pause stop fast-forward and rewind and next to that the track skip are operated, off the center, dial, in the middle of the machine now at the bottom right here these are the controls for this CD, recorder. You'll see we've got some additional controls, for record erase and fire dies there now the CD recorder, is a traditional, front loaded device down, at the bottom here it's a two time speed CD, recorder, now this machine is covered. In switches, controls, and dials and it does make it look pretty complicated, but, it actually simplifies. Things down in my opinion, because nowadays if you've got something like this it was recording onto a hard drive it had a large. Touch screen on it these, things would be buried down in sub menus of menus of menus whereas on here everything's, got its own position you can see just by looking at it what, you've, set, things to is it odd is it off which way is the dial pointing, I just prefer, this way of doing things but I understand, of course why things aren't like this nowadays the more buttons something has the more likely things, are going to go wrong where's this I've got to say it's working perfectly, but anyway let's just have a look what, happens when I put this CD in here because it's got CD text, on it which is something you don't see very much, and I was glad to see it on this disc because it enables me to demonstrate the CD text function now, before this discs arrived in a post I was looking for other CDs, in my collection, which I could use for demonstrating, the CD texture, the other ones I found it on with some hybrid, si CDs, and it wasn't even on all of, those now, if you look at the display you can see this title. Is going across it's quite a long one and it will display all the text that's in that title if you use the discs in the top drive in the CD player if you put the same discs in the CD recorder, at the bottom it only displays the first 20, four characters, of it now. As well as the CD title track title, and artist as included, on this disc using the CD text standard it is possible, to include a lot more text, information on, a disc it's just a shame that over the years this is a feature that's largely been ignored. Now. The built-in, speaker on this machine is really just there for monitoring, recordings, isn't something that you'd enjoy listening to your music through. Although. It does have controls, for bass mid and treble which not only affect the output through the speaker, but. Also over. The line outs as well. Now. If you want you can listen to the internal, speaker at the same time as using the line out so you can mute it by turning the volume all the way down or just flipping this switch on the right-hand side however.

I've Hooked up to these external powered, speakers, for this next demonstration, where I want to show you some of the features this machine housed that have been designed for people either, teaching, or learning, music. It's all regarding, these four, buttons that are below the screen. Much about, me. I was. Particularly impressed with that VR function, there but just wrapping a couple of these other features up we've got single that, will play just a single, track on a CD so you select the track and when you're in single, mode it, plays it all the way through gets, to the end of it and stop doesn't ultimately go, on and play the next track, and then of course you could if you wanted to play the next track just by pressing play, again, and. Then the final feature that I want to show you on here as far as playback, features go is change, your mode if we switch this on it will operate like a CD, changes so if you've got a disc in Drive, a and Drive B when it finishes playing, the first disc it will then start playing the second, and of course whilst it was playing that disc you could open. The top lid up swap, that disc out to something else so that then when it returned to it you, were keeping the party going with, a nonstop. Music megamix. And. I've got to mention these vac like hell of buttons I love, it backlit button because not only do, they tell you exactly what's, going on at the moment to what functions. Activated. I just think they look gorgeous, as well. Now. You might be aware that I always appreciate, a vu, meter on a piece of music equipments, of course generally you don't get them on compact disc players but this is a competition. Recorder, and it's really there to, monitor the recording, levels so plugging in a stereo microphone you can see I can bring the recording levels over, so it's peaking, out and, of course to reduce those down you can Swiss these dials here to reduce your recording. Levels or I can use the auto level. Control, switch instead, now. Earlier on I mentioned that mix outputs, on the left there if I was to take the sound out of that I get a mixture of the compact, discs being played together with, the inputs. That are plugged into the machine so in this case it's be singing. I'm using inverted, commas there over, a microphone and, I can turn the voice off on the original recording to make my own rather, unique version. Now. Up to this point I've only used the playback, functions, we've got this whole CDR, mechanism, to play about with yet so this will use, either CDR, or cd-rw. Discs, and I just want to do something simple to start with once we've press the record button we, can then use various different record modes I'll show you some of those but this first world I'm just going to do a simple thing and record, off the built-in microphone that's on the back of the machine just to see how, well that recalls, my voice. Right. I've just add a quick test I was very impressed with it the sound quality, is remarkably. Clear to say it's only coming through this little microphone. In the back let's just have a listen back to this. Right. I'll turn the speaker on and, we'll. Press play will select track 2. Now. We're going to move on and copy a compact, disc you can see we've got an original one in the top there I've got a blank in the bottom we could copy it to time speed and finalize. It afterwards if we want to we can create a half speed version which plays back at half the speed synchronize. Record ultimately starts recording when it hears sound through the inputs, and we'll, just go back to the standard copy two times and finalize, that just makes a a one to one disk copy now when we select that it goes into record pause mode, and all, that we have to do here now is just, press the record, button and, it will automatically.

Copy. The disk across and finalize. It for us and as you can see on the timer here it's running at two times speed, this is the maximum copy speed it says in the manual here this might be useful for a teacher handing out copies of what, a class had done to all the different people I'd, hope they didn't have too long a class because it would say them quite a long time to copy all those discs now you might notice when I press play on this and it's also copied, across that CD, text, information, now, there is a limitation, on, this it does truncate. It down a bit it only copies the first 24. Characters, of each field so you might remember track, 5 that we played earlier on had a really, long title is featuring. Someone and remix by someone else well in this case we just get at the beginning of the title but I still, ass much, better than nothing. Now. The CD text information only appears once you've chosen to finalize, a disk so if we copy the disk again but, this time choose not to finalize it we'll just leave it in the open, state that would then enable, us to change. That text now of course most CDs you copy wouldn't have any text on so this would be your opportunity to, add titles. Into those tracks. If you wanted to on this one I'll be editing the existing, text so if we just go in and look at the first one which is the title, of the, album powers, activate if I just do, a quick change to that because I'm using this dial, in the middle as you can see it's going to take some time so I'll, just change that one to towers' activate, just to show you this feature works and we're going to track for which is called Mad About You and I'll. Just do a quick change to that one as well so let's make that dad. About you so, to apply the changes, we've made we just click finalize, this then writes on the remaining section, of the, disc the blank section at the end there's only a couple of minutes left here so it doesn't take very long at, all and once that's done the CD text has been applied to the disc of it Coderre see the title. Of the album has been changed, as well as the title, of track for now. Because this is classed as a piece of professional recording. Equipment, it doesn't have to comply with the SCMS. That's something that's employed on consumer. Devices, like mini disc stats DCC. And CD recorders, which would prevent you from making, a digital. Copy of a, digital. Copy of an, original album. This, thing just doesn't care you can copy whatever the heck you want one. Handy feature if you are recording off an external, player is sync, record, this holds the recorder, in record, pause until such a time as the, signal starts coming through from your external. Device, it doesn't miss the start of the track off because in this case it's just looking for the digital signal, coming through over coax and, if you want you can monitor, recording. Over, the devices built-in, speaker, now, if you are recording a digital, source it might be worth switching auto track, on this reads. The track, indicator. That sent through with a digital signal, and inserts, it at the appropriate, place on the, recording, therefore, rather than having one long, recording, you get the individual, track, numbers coming, through as well now you can, use this feature when. You're doing something like recording. An analog source in this case a record. What. It does in this case is it looks for a period of silence, in the recording, the couple of seconds or so in between tracks, and, when it hears how it will incrementally, increase, the track number now this can also be used in conjunction with the auto stop, feature which is useful when, recording a record you record one side of the record and then when it reaches, the end and it gets to a section, where it's not played anything for quite a few seconds it will stop recording and it gives you the opportunity to take the record I turn, it over and record.

The Other side. Although. There is a limitation to this track identification. System, on an old record like this which is full of crackles, and pops there, isn't a long enough spell of complete. Silence between tracks for the recorder, to identify, that as a, break and therefore, it just records everything as, one long track. There. Is a solution, though but, it involves, having the infrared, remote control something, that I don't, have the. Infrared remote control includes. A couple of additional features, which aren't available on, the machine itself not too important, but I thought I should mention them if you look at number 28 that's the track increment, button that would solve our issue we were having when you get to that gap between tracks, press that and it will bring the track on by one, also on the bottom left there number 21, also music search which will play the first 10 seconds of each, track on a CD, is just those two features well I suppose in addition to the fact that we've got the number keys on here which might enable you to enter, the text information a little bit quicker than using that dial on the front of the machine now if you're the kind of person likes, reading through specification. Sheets well there's one on screen for this machine now but if you want to read the whole manual there's, a link to that in the video description text, box and that takes you through to the manufacturers. Website and they allow you to download it as a PDF. Now, the model I've been showing you that PSD 300. Came to the market in 2002. But superscope, had a range of these devices in fact they're still selling them but looking at this screen here at the bottom the 220. Is a simple, CD player the 230, as the ability to change the key as well as display CD text the 3:30, is a single, drive CD, recorder, 300, is what I've shown you and at the top there the 340. Adds the ability to play back mp3 s off CDs. There's a page here out of the B&H photo, catalogue, from 2007. Our link, to this in the video description text, box because it gives you a bit more information about, the machines and which, models had which features. You can see the 220. And the 230, machines, there but in this chart here you can see what each machine was capable of. Now. I mentioned, that they were still selling a variants of this machine it's the PSD 450, marked, 2 but, just look at those prices it's either 899.

Dollars Or 999. Depending. Upon the amount of internal storage but of course these are professional. Recording, devices these aren't your normal consumer, equipment but they do find, their way onto eBay, the, price is they're very wildly. For the machine I've got here you could pay. $700. Or you could pay a heck of a lot less in fact if we look at the completed, auctions, you can see some, people here have got some very good deals. If we look at this chap at the top he, only paid. $55. For this perhaps plus shipping and looking, at that auction that one was fully working, he said it had hardly been used so, that was a pretty good deal now, whilst I didn't get quite as good a deal as that when I bought mine in May, 2017. I did. Only pay 105, pounds 10 P including, delivery and it was already here, in the UK which meant I didn't have to pay any import, duty and importantly, it runs on, 230. Volts, if I was to import, one for the US it's a hundred and twenty volts now it says 60 Hertz it's quite likely it's 50/60, Hertz, but I'd have to use it through a step-down power transformer. So. There you go we've spent almost 18 minutes talking about a CD player and, recorder something. That you might not have thought possible when we first set out but given the amount of features this thing has and the fact it will only have been for sale in specialist, retailers I think, it warranted, it now if you want to get hold of your own PSD, machine I'll have a link, in the video description that will take you through to an eBay search one. Thing I'd say though just bide your time with, that would have a bit of patience because the cheap ones on the show up every now and then perhaps use a save surge oh and also I should say candy, apple, I've got a link to their website in, the video description text. Box but that's it for the moment as always, thanks. For watching.

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Hey buddy, I love your channel, very informative, count me amused.  Keep up the good work, respect from Melbourne (Australia) take care   =  )

Just the kind of long video I need to procrastinate during college.

7:09 - ''Now let's listen to that again with VR On'', wait, just let me put on my vr headset first (Vive)

Carly does have an amazing voice - wish we could have had more of it.

Thanks to Techmoan the chances of finding one less than $200 have become zero. :)

What a nice music, great collaboration!)

My mother used one of these in her studio for many, many years. In fact she still uses one but it is a newer model of superscope. The one she has now is pretty damn nice and has some crazy editing features on it. Some interesting gadgets to rieview ;)

Dear Mr Techmoan As a BBC licence payer for 35 years, I've enjoyed your series of programmes for some time now. But can't find them on BBC iPlayer anywhere!  I'm aware of financial cuts to BBC budgets, but popular productions such as yours should be encouraged; not constrained by short team political/financial nonsense. Where's the Director General input to this?   Typical BBC - Raymond Baxter would not have to put up with this during 'Tomorrows World' productions in the 1970's,   The sicks controlling the puppets are clearly visible for goodness sake!  I shall be writing  to my local MP to advise.  Yours Very Grumpy and under terms,  Rt Hon Brian Foster.

We miss B&H in New York City! :(

Can you do a video on the Seiko TV Watch please?

Superscope is Marantz or Sony.

14:00 is that awesome mix from guardians of the galaxy

this cd recorder can make vaporwave AND nightcore. incredible!

Step down transformer, or modify the internals? The circuitry runs on a fixed voltage, it's just managing a higher voltage.

This is so future tech

That's a bit more than a player, it looks like a burner that records audio, a CD version of a tape recorder with what looks like DJ unit features of pitch and tempo control, wow, it does all that, amazing thing...

I love this transparent window on top, that shows the spinning CD.

I forgot howgood candy apple blue was T~T ! Fabvorite video of techmoan thanks to candy apple blue!

I've seen it a pretty optimal tool for karaoke with pitch and tempo function being independent

The same as the Roland CD2,looks like!


Imagine if you had to fix it

Don't worry bro.. I let the whole commercial play...

That's a nice toy. Wish I'd had one back in the day. Also, thanks for doing what you do. Always seem to find myself watching your vids.

I had no idea Superscope brand was still in existence. I had a combo turntable stereo back in 1975. Really fun outfit and its purple backlight. Thanks for these great reviews.

CD text is still on many CDs I buy today, albeit I don't buy many.

That is excellent, and it's great that it uses standard data CDs rather than needing audio ones.

Why? I don't understand _why_ , even considering nostalgia. CDs were as much a stain on technical history as 3.5" magnetic disks. ♫ La la la ♫ la lal♬ lal ♬ la.

I have to ask who microphone is he using?

A very nice machine with great features.

Activate my towers, daddy!

A side note. I have in mind two "kitchen gadget" for you. two hot dogs machines. One is for making steam hod dogs and the other one is for making roast one. The second one is simply a toaster and I have try it but did not like it.

Did you use something similar like late 2017? Because these function you show I have seen them but I don't know where? Still its another great video you got :)

A very useful bit of kit - which I guess Mat has enjoyed playing with. I look forward to your review of a Sony EVS800 - but after you've been in touch with me !

What a lovely device! :) And kudos to Candy Apple Blue for releasing a cd! I really miss those days when cd was king.

Great video thank you. where did you buy this?

Other possibilities: Bad About You CAD About You Dad About You Fad About You GAD About You Had About You Lad About You Mad About You Pad About You Rad About You Sad About You Tad About You Wad About You

holy crap so this is like an all-in-one vaporwave production box?

Complete with accidental magic trick when you put a cd in the top compartment and immediately opened the lower tray which has the same cd inside. This bewildered me because I paused just befre you revealed you had 2 of the same cd.

Thanks for sharing, interesting stoff :-)

Unique version indeed! :-)

Pitch shift without tempo change was and is like magic for me...espeacially as im used to analog turntables wich i used to mix electronic music,where you cant change one without messing the other... And vocal elemination from track is another magic thing i have no idea how it could be possibbly done and not mes the mid freq of the tracks...

Audacity does it all. I have a CD/DVD/HDDVD/BLURAY high speed reader/Burner/Duplicator, this machine is made for bit-perfect duplication (1-1 copy) and has a automatic Loader/changer/stacker. This thing is the ultimate piracy machine. Also includes a DAEMON TOOLS lifetime license.(for all of the version) as well as it's own software.

I like this one...

When I realized how few discs have CD Text, I said to myself "Must be a Sony feature". Lo and behold, I was right. Sony seems have about a 5% chance of their media standards being popular. Blu-Ray and 3.5" floppies are those 5%. :)

Wasn’t Superscope, an OEM brand of SONY? The gear appeared with ##, Marantz, and AIWA brands (and possibly others)

Nope -

i miss my old sony with A-B. i learned many bass lines with that!

I have a Sony RCD-W100, had it for 14 years, has the simple controls, just like using a cassette deck. I have had to replace the recording deck twice.

THANK YOU. Finally someone understands why this "flat minimalism" craze in both hardware and software is INCREDIBLY stupid. I get it's made for dumb-asses so their brains don't explode, while also conveniently moving control away from them and into the hands of the companies developing said hardware and software, but well, that's the fucking problem. "minimalism" is mostly a craze fueled by greed, powerlust, as well as ignorance and apathy.

I like knobs

Talk about small world. I am a fan of your videos and also know Candy Apple Blue. I am a fan of them as well.

That song at 14:10. I've heard it but I can't place it. Can anybody help?

What were the monitors you used in this video?

Techmoan awesome thank you!


towers activate??!! illuminati

The absolute BEST thing about this machine, in contrast with other Audio CD-Recorders is that it uses regular CD-R discs, unlike the consumer grade machines from Philips and the likes that uses more expensive and impossible to find "Audio-CDR".

You could adjust the key WITHOUT changing the tempo? Even some digital DJ players don't do that.

If I had to guess, I'd say this user interface appears very 'Sony' although you only mentioned it is a Marantz/Superscope device.

Amazing and entertainment as always, watching all your videos!!! And best is, I listened to Candy Apple Blues - Detonator, via your link. They are amazing too!

This is why I became a subscriber sir. I saw the player in your last video and I wondered what that wonderfully looking device was and went on a search. Thank you for putting out a video just to let us all know!

Was it playing in mono when the VR-feature was turned on?

The possibilities for V A P O R W A V E are L I M I T L E S S

I do think you make a very good point about having a lot of knobs, switches and buttons. I do find in a lot of modern cars, not only is it often really difficult to work out where a particular option is to turn on your heated seats or whatever, but it takes ages to scroll through all the menus when you really should be looking at the road. It's much easier seeing a button with a picture of a seat with what looks like bacon on it and pushing it.

Outstanding technical explanation anyone can understand. We'd like you to make a video for us when we get our iTimePod and iWarpDrive products ready for release. Our attorneys say you could save us millions in liability claims if you create an idiot-proof video instruction manual akin to instructional videos for chain saws. Thx!

No muppets for quite a few videos now. Are they retired, or are you just getting sick of them? Great video, by the way as always! Thanks! I hope you haven't seen the snow we are suppose to be having. It's great to see a U.K. YouTuber. At least the links will include US and UK links. LOL, should of checked before I typed. Oh well. Thanks anyway.

Check the end of the pasta maker video.

I had a Karaoke machine in the 90s that had the key change feature. You could also apply it to the mike input or the music. This meant that you could create some pretty weird feedback effects if you got the mic near the speaker. This is because the speaker would feedback a pitch changed version of the original sound back in to the mic. This would in turn get pitch changed again, and around and around it would go making a swirling and iterating mechanical sound (very Kraftwerk like). If you spoke, you got a swirling mechanical echo you your voice that would recurse in an upward swirly pitch in to silence. It also had a vocal remove feature, but it was not a good as this one. I dunno, I find these kind of things interesting. Thanks for sharing.

I hope I'm not the only one whose first thought when seeing this thing was that it looks like a karaoke machine?

9:25 new Techmoan meme

Damn even the used ones are expensive.

They still make them, updated to bew more modern though. :/ :)

EXCELLENT yet again , how do you do it every time ? Trouble is I always want the item you review, then I realise as a hoarder the items obsolescence would attract the wrath of the Mrs. She’s a northerner , northern wrath is never worth enduring for anything

Gets a licenced CD, instantly puts it into a copying machine.

What year is this from mr t moan

Hey there. What is the asking price for a Superscope PSD300 Pro CD Recorder on ebay? (dollars & cents please) Thank you! :)

OMGosh you review the most eclectic stuff! I have a similar unit from Marantz, the CDR300. I bought it about 14-years ago and it actually more than paid for itself with nature sounds recordings I sold on eBay and a personal website. I would've thought it would've sold more units under the Marantz brand. But I'll take your word for it that it didn't. I still own it, though I haven't used it in years. I should dust it off and check it out again. The Marantz CDR300 is capable of running on batteries, which is how I used it in the field to make my nature sounds recordings. I bought the optional external lead-acid battery pack (RPS300 Remote Power System) to go with it. That was a $199 addon. I wonder if it would still hold a charge. In my opinion, this device would be fairly pointless, especially at its original price tag, if it weren't capable of battery power. That is the reason I bought it! I mean, it IS designed to be a portable recorder after all. On the CDR300, the DC input is located directly below the line-current input port. I see that the Superscope is missing this. That's unfortunate. That means it is not a true portable, but rather a transportable. I wouldn't have bought it, wouldn't serve my intended purpose. Other significant differences: The Marantz is not a dual CD machine. The Marantz lacks the special time effects you demonstrated on the PDS300. But those functions are easily achieved, and perhaps to better effect, via software such as Adobe Audition, which I have used extensively to produce my recordings. The 10-Button Bank on the left of the machines are the same, except that where the PDS300 has VR, the CDR300 has PHANTOM for microphones which require Phantom Power. "Voice Removal" is another function which is available via software. But, as you noted, it works best with recordings where the vocal is equal or nearly equal in both channels. Of course, the CDR300 doesn't have CD changer mode since it's not a dual drive unit. All in all, I think the CDR300 is less consumer oriented. Most of the additional features of the PDS300 suggest it IS consumer oriented. Besides, I've always associate Marantz with quality, whereas SuperScope is not familiar to me. It's clear from the similarity that these two machine share a lot of DNA. I never used mine for listening to CDs. So a lot of the features you highlighted in that department are actually new info to me, LOL. Motivated by your video, I have pulled my CDR300 out of storage, dusted it off and tested it. It seems to be working perfectly, even after a decade of neglect. Now all I need is some thunderstorms, frogs, birds, crickets and surf, LOL...not at the same time. A few years after I made most of my recordings I bought a pretty nice solid-state digital recorder, the Roland Edirol R-09, which is pocket portable and does a pretty good job. That's when the CDR300 fell into neglect. This certainly turned out to be a long-winded post. I apologize for that and doubt anyone wants to read my ramblings about a unit not featured in your review. But thanks to you, it is out of storage and I'll just have to play around with it a bit now. Maybe I'll end up selling it, I could use the cash, even if it only earns a half, or less, what I paid for it. Enjoying your videos! And the snippets from Candy Apple Blue too. Thumbs up!

sounded like trololol when you were singing

Perfect - let the record companies keep their crap to themselves, since they obviously don't want people to listen to the music they churn out. Meanwhile, Techmoan and others are doing just fine, using other music legally in their videos, while at the same time promoting artists that have the good sense to enable it. Talk about win-win. :)

We like the way you think. As an indie synth-pop band, we are always trying to think of different ways to get our music out there. Who needs the major labels when we have Techmoan. :) Powers Activate indeed.

Should have had an optical out

cool machine would be great for djs

I loved it so much I'm bidding on one now. Screw the kitchen gadgets. This is the the kind of thing that really defines the what the channel is all about. Great job.

Your audience is at the point where if you cover something it might drive the secondary market prices up!

Congratulations. You make a fantastic and very professional work. It would be nice if once you decide to show us how do you do your videos.

If you were wondering how the voice reduction system works, it relies on the lead singer generally being mastered in the middle, i.e. the same on both sides in the stereo recording. When you subtract one channel from the other, you end up with a mono sound signal with the lead singer removed. That's why some vocals which are mastered differently still come through. It may do some additional filtering, to reduce the frequencies of human speech, but then again it might not. It works without it. Since you lose some information with lossy compression, this technique works somewhat less reliably with MP3 files. A similar thing happens when the ground contact on a headphone port is broken.

Blud! You win YouTube!! Get ready for 1 million views by the weekend :)

Nah - it's already dead. My videos have a 24-36 hour lifespan.

Huh. A device that can copy CD's without having to decrypt them. No wonder the average consumer never saw one, it was probably verboten by the RIAA.

More fabulous techporn. Another great presentation. Thank you.

You had way too much fun with this one... ;)

Oh man, I used to have one of these (under the Marantz brand) as a backup studio recorder in case our rack unit ever stopped working. Bringing back the memories!

Hey, Candy Apple Blue! He's pirating your music! SUE HIM!! :D

great machine, great video :)

That's one sexy piece of tech

i like machines with buttons and knobs where you can see at a glance whats going on .Also i bet the cd drives last longer than my macs which is acting up after about five years

Thanks for the very informative review. Here is a link for a remote control I saw on Ebay in the United States for your PSD300. Regards, Tom

There as a table top Sony CDR/RW Audio Recorder as well. I remember seeing it in a Specialty Sony Electronics House called "Maison Sony." - Sony House. I can't remember the model number, but I do remember how absolutely wonderful the recordings sounded.

What was the stereo microphone that you used? It looks vintage. Is it possible to buy something like that nowadays? I had something similar, but it stopped working very well. I would love to find a replacement.

All those buttons and switches are great - normally they would all be buried in a menu tree that you would have to navigate through one item at a time using 3 or 4 buttons just to save on manufacturing costs.

Hi, thats probably peak meter not VU. Looks like this brand was bought by Tascam. ;)

This is like a Tricorder for music!

The Sega Saturn had pitch and VR controls. Way past cool

Those backlit buttons were on the Korg Electribe synths in the late 90s

Wonder Twin Powers Activate!.

"Saruman, it's time!" - "Yes, my master"... - "Towers Activate!" - "Towers Activate!" Also, nifty machine. Would love to see the insides.

Great machine - seems to have similar look and feel to the Marantz "high end" cassette recorder that we used to sell to journalists, radio stations, etc., popular for interviews BD (before digital).

I just scored myself a PSD340 on Yahoo Japan Auctions.That is the one that plays MP3 files,although personally i am a FLAC guy.Cant wait to get started on it,this video inspired me to get one.

I recently made a record player and uploaded a video of it working on YouTube. I was wondering if you could check it out? It would mean a lot to me, I have only been into vinyl for a couple months, but I already love it and your channel. Please keep up the great content!!!!

The fact I saw this in Mr. Regular's liked videos makes me happy.

Not a bad video. Also, thanks for the new music to listen to. I've been enjoying some Candy Apple Blue since watching this video!

A nice looking CD-Recorder. My Sony CD Recorder RCD-W500C is too finicky to record on. The Superscope CD-Recorder and Tascom CD-Recorder looks like nicer systems to record on. My Sony CD Recorder RCD-W500C just ate up one of my CDs. It's about time for me to get a new professional CD Recorder.

What's the name of the record player you used? It looks really space-friendly! :)

this is the latest I have watched a techmoan video, 6 days later, it was uploaded as my wife was going into labour.

One thing thing i'm curious about. How come on receivers, integrated amps and preamps they don't give the option of the USB input where it can record stuff. The USB stick you put in the USB input is just for playing music from the music stick. I think it would be great if they gave the option where you can put a USB stick in the USB input and it could record stuff like from tuners, CD players, tape decks etc.

CD recorders are great. I still have a Pioneer PDR-04 CD recorder for recording off AM and FM radio

Those illuminated buttons make me weak at the knees

Congrats on 600k subs!!!


Based on your knowledge and background in audio technology I would be very interested to hear your opinion of the Apple HomePod sound quality. Also... just recently found your channel and have been binging. Top tier content!!!

Hey, can anyone tell me where to get replacement belts for a Teac A-105?

Some of the Sony Discman/CD Walkman definitely supported CD Text (being displayed through the dot matrix remote)... the D-EJ825 I've had for a long time shows CD Text info correctly from discs on its remote.

This one is very interesting (not implying that others are not—they are—only that I found this one especially interesting). Thanks!

dude get a fuckin apple speaker n make a video where u tear It to shreds

OMG it can clone disks XD

fab video like allway can you do a video on betmax vcr all best kev

Techmoan: Remote only:

Can you review camera you use to film your videos ?

Wow. Really nifty device. Shame things like this become obsolete so quickly. So nice to see actual buttons and controls for individual functions. Remember how long it took to program sounds on a Yamaha DX7 until you built up some muscle memory to assist?

I'm ready for the next episode.

Techmoan future video the Trimicron lp.

9:25 great Techmoan's new single

It's been a week since this was uploaded..waiting patiently for the next Techmoan video as I'm suffering from withdrawl symptoms

You're like the Top Gear for old gear. PS: recently discovered your channel, and love your content!

cd recording system??

Great video as usual. I saw this interesting portable vintage radio/bluetooth speaker online and I'd really love to see a video by you about it. Here's the link, feel free to check it out!

Nice thing, this CD recorder with 2 drives in total. I like that concept as it allows CD copy. Hi, I've found an interesting offer on ebay of someone offering "endless loop" broadcast cartridges and nobody seems to have bought it so far. I know you made a video about one of these machines playing broadcast tapes. So these tapes might be interesting for you to see what is on them. I do not have such a machine myself to try it out. I can't find a way to send private messages here to get the link to you, where do I find that?

Please do a review of the kihno smart nfc album!! Its a really an interesting new music format

I have that CD player

The singer is horrible.

Majority of CDs pressed by Sony Music and Sony BMG between the late 90s to late 2000s has CD Text.

so glad you highlighted this cd recorder, these things are fantastic they even have very good audio quality when played back through a high end amp. but its party trick is its abillity to make perfect 1:1 copies of any cds even game discs that dont have protection mega cd, tg 16 etc.

Can you please review something called “Hit Clips”? Been looking for it but there is no professional review on the little toy. Pretty sure it will get a lot of American’s attention with that refreshing the memories of the good ole days.

Hey could you talk about the U.K. tv licence thing?

You have the singing voice of an angle. No, that's not a typo.

CDs belong to history. However it is a great CD player recorder.

My theory is that he is a VERY prolific burglar and shoplifter

Oh my gosh. My middle school band teacher had one of these.

Great videy.

I also want to donate a CD of me to you!

Mr Regular has good taste

Surprisingly interesting video. I love technical stuff even if it’s uselessly outdated!

@Techmoan Defeating the SCMS copy protection is doable but at a cost on most consumer recorders: the track markers are gone. And quite possibly the cd-text. This unit seems to do fine with as it has direct copy from one disc tray to the other.

Never knew that thing existed. great video

Other wonderful and strange object, i wish one

Awesome product... would have been a Sony Product once,,hmm Sony Superscope Marantz 8 Track???

I always wonder what your electricity bill must be like.

At home vaporwave generator

I guess I was wrong. I once said too bad they didn't make features like they once did for audio tape on cd recorders. Whomp there it is!!!! I think I'm in love with this machine.

Ahhh la la la la lahhhh lol

For some reason 9:24 got me crack up laughing out loud... LOL

Get two and use as DJ mixing decks

Has it got phantom power for mics

Pearl Jam 's Yield have CD Text on it :)

Great Scott! I don't burn a CD for years now and I've just spent my last 20 minutes watching a video review on an ancient CD recorder... That tells how great are your videos, you bet! Thank you and greeting from Portugal.

Very nice machine

Who is that music even for? It's so generic.

I've spent a lot of money at video editing stuff before the PC entered my house. Now I can throw away all that expensive stuff, because the PC and some free (!) programs do a better job. Is this review not a bit outdated? Most of the features are on your PC (with some free software).

This CD Player Is From 1981

Very interesting thing

*gets promo album cd - Rip promo album cd on youtube*

Hi there. I often watch your videos and I love some of the oddities you film and share with us. I cannot find anywhere I can send you a message on here, so I am sending you a message on here. I have just seen this on ebay, and it looks like your sort of thing, I have never seen this before. Have you? Thought it could be an interesting thing for you to have and try out. Here it is:

Still can't beat the Minidisc's wich thei by the way , allow to be recorded numerous times and also the audio could only match with analog magnetophone's .

CD-Text was not ignored, it was destroyed by Apple. Fuck you Steve Jobs.

When you say “SuperScope” I immediately think of the bazooka light gun for the Super Nintendo.

Single mode, sounds like my entire life.

Can it Dup Data CDs?

Damn that thing looks like something Sega would've designed in the early '90s like some of those hybrid MegaDrive systems!

Looks like Sony made this. The display looks like the very common displays used at Sony MD-recorders and also some features like the dial method to edit text or select functions.

13:09 This thing doesn't care. You can copy whatever the heck you want.

I like your music selections

what can you get today times that records from the computer speakers or off the radio

Looks like a Marantz

Good thing there wasn't a track called "Bucked Off"

Looks like a Sony Device!

Mostly all of these features are common in CDJs (CD players for DJs)

ah, Marantz, Technics, Akai, TEAC, Panasonic, TDK, Sanyo, Toshiba etc.......................god bless the 80s.

I enjoy the puppet camaraderie you should put them in more videos if possible

this device has some totally amazing features! I especially like the 100% vocals blanking. I have tried other devices that "claimed" to do as such, But it was less then satisfactory. thanks for a great Video. Liked!

I haven't used a CD/DVD/Bluray in almost 5 years now

That was an era when we really had technology at its best. We had quality & lots of new designs then. Now its like a competition with tons of cheap products made of cheap plastics. Techmoan videos are really refreshing & puts some sens in today's generation.

these pretty cool, I tried to get my hands on one way back when, I was unsuccessful but if I ever do cross paths with one, I'd probably have to grab it.

I hate using the CD program on my computer to burn CD's becuase when I burn a CD it replaces the songs I wanted to add with completely different songs. With the superscope this seems to have no problems

Finally managed to grab one on eBay today... the only bad thing about Tech Moan is that every time he reviews something, the price on the used market jumps!

don't have an old phone with an IR front do you? which was a thing for awhile with Peer Remote etc. Managed to get a few items to work with my phone and a new remote via an old phone

couldnt you just hit the stop button and then the record button between recordings to do the same as the remote?

being able to use normal data grade cdr media is a good thing as most of the consumer music cd recorders only allow using music grade cdr media as there is a tax on the media and that is how the tax is enforced

Darth Vader's walkman


Now I'm gonna buy this. Thanks

Does it record at CD quality or MP3? What is the audio quality like for regular playback ?

I have “Powers Activate!” By Candy Apple Blue, it’s a pretty good album too. ;)

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