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Korg MR-1000 schematic ...?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by gentlevoice, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. gentlevoice

    gentlevoice Active Member

    Hi all,

    I am evaluating the Korg MR-1000 portable recorder for potential purchase and to that end would like a circuit schematic.

    Any help is appreciated :D


  2. basilbowman

    basilbowman Guest

    Solely out of curiosity, basically sticking my nose into other people's business but hoping to learn something that I might be able to use later on, why do you want a diagram? What can you learn from a circuit diagram that will be useful that you can't get from tech specs and suchlike?
  3. gentlevoice

    gentlevoice Active Member

    I'm a tweaker :)

    Hello ... thanks for the question.

    In my experience - and opinion! - tech specs rarely say much about the subjective quality of a piece of equipment. It may all look "nice" in terms of specs and the right solutions, yet the sound may not align with the specs.

    A schematic diagram cannot tell me how a specific piece of equipment will sound but looking at the design choices, as indicated by the schematic, I may get a grasp of the quality of the design. Also I am often able to see if the device may be subjected to modification in a smaller or more extensive degree. Of course no guarantee covers this - at my risk. But in most cases I have had very good success with improving the sound (my opinion of course).

    To me the Korg MR-1000 is an interesting device because it is capable of recording DSD at 5,6 Mhz. If the implementation of this feature basically looks "sound", and there's room for improvements, it would be a very interesting recording device for me.

    I usually have dealt with reducing/improving analog circuitry, improving shielding and powersupply, and replacing components.

    I hope this answers your question?


  4. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    I think if you purchase one of these, they throw in the schematic for free?
  5. basilbowman

    basilbowman Guest

    Very cool - and waaay above my skill level with hardware. I'm impressed though.
  6. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    I completely agree with Jesper

    circuit layout, chipsets and component choices can say much about value for money
    and sometimes specs lie
  7. gentlevoice

    gentlevoice Active Member


    Well, maybe they throw if a schematic if I buy one of the units. Yet, what I am interested in is to evaluate the unit before buying. So, if anyone has a schematic... :wink:

  8. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Sorry - none here. Neither did they provide me with one when asked even though I am an owner of one. Of course, I didn't ask real hard - just casually to one of the techs on the phone.

    That being said, perhaps you should call Korg USA and see. They answered the phone very quickly and were a blast to deal with.

    From a personal standpoint, I can tell you that I am exceedingly pleased with my MR-1000 both in sound and function.

  9. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    A google I did yesterday for the "Korg MR-1000" revealed to me that many had good things to say about this product. Gearslutz.com, Soundonsound.com, etc. A lot of hands on by people that use it in pro and semi pro environments.

    I was wishing I had one and really have no need for it :)
  10. gentlevoice

    gentlevoice Active Member

    Thanks for your comments.

    I have contacted the Korg distributor where I live (Denmark) - they were very helpful and will try to get the schematic.

    Yes, I hope it looks interesting :D

    Enjoy your day!


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