Digital Audio Tape (DAT) Transfer to CD | Transferring Digital Audio Tapes (DATs) to Digital Audio Files
We can digitally transfer your DAT tape to a digital .wav or .aiff file from any of the four sampling modes: standard 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz at 16 bits, and the more obscure 32 kHz at 12 bits. These .wav or .aiff files can then be played on any modern PC or Mac, can then be converted to mp3 or flac, or used for a remastering project.
Using the best in professional DAT transfers, we use PCM-2700 DAT machines for our clients collections of DAT tapes. The key features of this model are the four head design and also the four direct drive transport motors. Sony upgraded the PCM-2700 to the PCM-2700A which included both the (IEC-958 type 1) connectors and also the AES/EBU balanced digital I/O (XLR). Includes time search and 3 level dimmable display.
DAT tapes were a popular, professional format, which enabled recordings of higher quality than CDs! Studios and independent bands began using the format as a high quality master before sending them to CD distribution.
|CONSUMER, CORPORATE AND HERITAGE
AUDIO MAGNETIC TAPE COLLECTIONS
1/4" Audio Reel to Reel,
Tape Cassettes, Micro Cassettes, DAT Tapes
Our services are charged by the half hour, ensuring
to keep your project costs to a minimum.
Output to BWF, WAV Non Compressed Digital Files,
MP3 or CD
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|Our studio offers professional audio machinery to ensure
your conversions are converted to the highest quality.
Reel to reel speeds 1.7/8ips, 3 3/4ips, 7 1/2ips and 15ips
from 1-4 tracks
All orders have their difficulties but we are highly experienced
in monitoring and adjusting levels as required. Our audio restoration services can
support clients with general level or complex restoration.
All orders can be converted to a choice of formats to include:
AIFF (MAC), BWF, WAV, MP3 or CD
|PRICES EXCLUDE VAT @ 20%
(1) Digital Audio Recorder Compatible With DAT Format Standard
Audio signals are converted into 16-bit quantized digital data for recording and playback realizing pure reproduction with virtually no degradation in sound quality. Moreover, the basic tape format is compatible with consumer-use DAT equipment.
(2) Professional-use Digital I/O
Digital I/O terminals (unbalanced phono jacks) conform to the professional format standard (IEC958-TYPE I) enabling digital dubbing using another PCM-2700.
The digital input terminals also accept consumer format (IEC958-TYPE II) signals for digital recording from consumer-use equipment.
(3) Wide-range Analog I/O Level Adjustment
Rear panel signal level adjustment function for the balanced type (XLR) analog I/O jacks covers a wide adjustment range from professional-use to consumer-use levels.
(4) 4-Head, 4-DD Mechanism
The PCM-2700 is the first digital audio recorder in its class to employ a four-head system enabling monitoring of the playback signal during recording (RAW function). Moreover, all four tape transport motors offer direct-drive operation for improved tape transport stability.
(5) Compatible With Various Sampling Frequencies (Fs)
Allows recording and playback in both standard play (SP) mode and long play (LP) mode compatible with consumer-use equipment. Analog recording is possible at sampling frequencies of 48 kHz (SP), 44.1 kHz (SP) and 32 kHz (LP), and digital recording is possible at sampling frequencies of 48 kHz (SP), 44.1 kHz (SP) and 32 kHz (SP/LP). Playback is possible at all frequencies and modes.