I bought one of these again the other day - actually, it was way back in June - just not been keeping up with blogging very well!. The one I already had was so good, and so I decided to get another one.
The application is marginally different this time around however, as I've got it accepting a digital out signal from my desktop computer.
This means that the unit acts as a DAC, accepting a digital stereo signal and piping it out to an amplifier, optionally recording the signal onto MiniDisc as it happens.
It's a sturdy little unit, and convenient to be able to record snippets of audio as they happen. What's more, with some thought to connections, it acts as functional junction-box between multiple components in a hifi-system, bridging digital and analogue technologies cleanly and without effort.
Interestingly, I've also started incorporating a small mixer unix into my setup so I can control relative volume levels between different separates, as well as gaining additional flexibility on what I can pipe through the system - this might be microphone inputs, or mixing signals from multiple units at once.
I had been considering finding a cheap DAT unit to try alongside, but am yet to be fully convinced - it would also be nice to try and find a matching amplifier and (eventually) connect a DAB radio unit I'd picked up around the same time.
The last six months or so have been exceedingly busy, so lots of things to catch-up on.