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I am aware that most Sony consumer md players can be programed to auto pause, as with the professional rack-mounts etc, but I am desperate to find a md walkman that offers the same facility. I wonder whether such a unit exists?

I have discovered that a foot-switch is available for the sony MZ-B10 & the B100 (Sony FS-85B50). this would enable me to pause and start my tracks. I see this as a move in the right direction but I wonder if I could adapt the remote unit that comes supplied with these players, ie soulder two wires across the pause & play on the circuit board, then soulder these wires to the hot and cold terminals of the audio socket and then plug a non-latching foot swich into the audio socket instead of headphones. I reckon this may work. But I'm still left without the autopause!

So could anyone help on these two issues, Is there any portable MD player with autopause?

and could someone tell me the part number of the remote that is supplied with the Sony MZ-B10 & the Sony MZ-B100. and of course are they available?

One more thing, does the FS-85B50 only work on these two models? or could it work with MZ-R30 or 35 (the connectors are the same)

Any help would be really appreceiated

Many thanks in anticipation

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