This book is based on a series of training courses run for Sony personnel in Europe. It is essential reading for audio engineers, students of electronics and anyone with a technical background who wants to keep updated. The Minidisc explains the new technology clearly and succinctly so that even non-technical people can learn enough to enable them to understand what the MiniDisc is all about. Since the MiniDisc includes several innovative features, the book relates MD to its predecessors - CD, CD-ROM, CD-WO etc. - and, starting from that perspective, introduces and expalins each new technology included in it. Psycho-acoustics are covered, as are the technologies relating to existing digital audio electronics and data processing and storage, including the compression and decompression methods which are vital to this new format. Written by members of the Sony Service Centre (Europe) team - the same team who wrote Digital Audio and Compact Disc Technology. Written by Sony's own technical support staff The definitive first book on the subject Essential reading for audio engineers and studentsThis book is based on a series of training courses run for Sony personnel in Europe.