Now, A Sound System For Life's Bumps And Bounces

As if life isn't confusing enough, Sony just dropped another audio format on the music market. This time, it's the MiniDisc, a portable digital recording system that offers high-quality sound on a laser-read disk 2.5 inches across. MiniDisc gives listeners the same ability as compact-disk players to call up any cut on a recording instantly, and the disks hold the same amount of music as CDs. But they have the added advantage of being able to record. And, unlike CDs, the small disks don't skip when the player is jostled, making them a better choice for car and portable stereos.

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