Maybe some of you MD guys/gals can help. I browsed the existing threads and wasn't able to find the answer. I just got a Sony MZ-N707 MD player...I got it fairly cheap and it seems to work just fine although I am stumped on a couple of issues... 1. The input volume, no matter how highly I adjust the record volume, just isn't that loud. Any ideas on increasing it? I've tried going direct with a mic and also running a line out of a mixer into it. I'm thinking now it might just need a good preamp in between the MD and the mic to get the input a little hotter. 2. Does this model MD have the ability to transfer recorded material (band practice) to the hard drive on my computer? It has the included USB cable and I installed the software (Jukebox ver 2.2) but the Check In/Check Out function has me believeing now the only way to transfer files to the computer is if you originally got them from the computer in the first place. Any help is appreciated.