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SONY TCD-D10, TCD-D10 Pro, TCD-D10 Pro II DAT Recorder

Updated: Nov 5, 2019


Sony first introduced the TCD-D10 portable DAT recorder in 1992. It borrows many of the design elements from the successful TC-D5 cassette recorder with the same quality, user friendliness and durable metal body construction. Unlike most portable DAT recorders, the TCD-D10 used a full-size drum assembly found in the PCM-2000 DAT recorder. It also used the same motor from Sony's high-end DTC-1000ES DAT deck. Despite the fact that it weighted approximately 2 kg and carried a high price, the TCD-D10 was very popular. Between 1992 ~ 1998 Sony released two enhanced versions of the TCD-10, the TCD-D10 Pro and the TCD-D10 Pro II.



SONY TCD-D10, TCD-D10 Pro, TCD-D10 Pro II DAT Recorder



SONY TCD-D10, TCD-D10 Pro, TCD-D10 Pro II DAT Recorder



SONY TCD-D10, TCD-D10 Pro, TCD-D10 Pro II DAT Recorder


SONY TCD-D10, TCD-D10 Pro, TCD-D10 Pro II DAT Recorder


Features:


LCD Multi-Function Display: The LCD display of the TCD-D10 is not only accurate and informative but also back- illuminated for easy reading.

Peak Level Meters: The 20-segment digital peak level meters include overload indicators. They also demonstrate excellent tractability for accurate level indications.

Tape Time/Clock Indications: To make sure that you have enough tape left at the recording chance, the linear tape counter can be switched to display the remaining tape time. In playback, the date and time the tape was recorded can be displayed by pressing the RECORDED TIME button. Pressing the CLOCK button brings up the current time in the position of the tape counter.

Battery Indicator: The flexible display of the TCD-D10 DAT Recorder even offers a 5-segment battery indicator. The last segment of the indicator blinks on and off to alert the operator to the impending need for battery replacement. An alarm sound is also heard approx. 5 minutes before the battery completely wears out and the tape is brought to a forced stop.

• Sampling Frequency Indication: The sampling frequency in use is displayed.

Caution Indicator: Upon detection of erroneous conditions in the tape transport mechanism, the caution indicator flashes and error codes are displayed.

100X Search: Up to 99 start Ids can be recorded in the subcode area to make it easy and quick to locate recorded programs. When the record button is pressed, the start ID is recorded automatically for 9 seconds. During recording, it can also be added manually to any position of the tape. Search done by reading these start IDs is performed in two modes at 100 times normal speed. In the SCAN mode, the first 12 seconds of program after each start ID are played automatically. In the SEARCH mode, any start ID can be located directly using the search key. If the FF or REW key is pressed during play, moreover, the playback speed is increased to approx. 3 times normal speed for cueing and reviewing. Pressing the FF or REW key a second time, together with the PLAY key, further increases the playback speed to approx. 16 times normal speed.

RF End Search: In the newly added RF end search mode of the TCD-D10PRO, the tape is automatically stopped at the end of the recorded part when fast-forwarding the tape.

High-Speed Spooling: By virtue of DAT recording, the TCD-D10 offers a maximum spooling time of 140 times normal speed. That is, the DT-120/P120R tape for 2 hours of recording can be rewound or fast- forwarded in a minute.

Limiter/Mic attenuator: To eliminate noise caused by unexpected peaks, the TCD-D10 incorporates a record-level limiter with a fast attack time of 300 us. The microphone attenuator prevents distortion by suppressing the signal level by 20 dB.

Built-In Speaker: In addition to headphone monitoring, immediate playback is possible through a built-in speaker. Despite the compact dimensions of the TCD-D10, the speaker is large in diameter and delivers a sufficient listening level.

Remote Control: A wired remote controller is supplied to control the record, play, stop and pause functions of the recorder easily at hand. With the use of the HOLD switch, operation of the function keys can be inhibited to safeguard against accidental pressing. The top end of the controller is designed to accept microphone holder. Two microphone stand screw adapters are also supplied.

AC/DC Operation: The supplied NP-22H rechargeable battery pack provides 1.5 hours of continuous operation. The optional NPA-D10 battery adaptor enables 1 hour of continuous operation on AA size batteries. With the use of the supplied ACP-88 AC power adaptor, the TCD-D10 can also be operated on AC of 100-240 V.


SONY TCD-D10, TCD-D10 Pro, TCD-D10 Pro II DAT Recorder


SONY TCD-D10, TCD-D10 Pro, TCD-D10 Pro II DAT Recorder

Specification: (TCD-D10 Pro)

Tape format: Digital audio tape (DAT format)

Head: Rotary head

Recording time: 12 minutes (with DT-120)

Tape speed: 8.15mm/s

Drum rotation: Approx. 2000 rpm

Error correction: Double Read Solomon code

Number of channel: 2 channel stereo

D/A conversion: 16-bit linear

Frequency response: 20Hz - 22,000Hz (+- 1dB, line input: +4dBs, line output: -10dBs)

Signal-to-noise ration: More than 85dB (line inputs, AWTD)

Dynamic range: More than 85dB (line inputs, AWTD)

Total harmonic distortion: Less than 0.06% (1kHz, line input: +4dBs, line output: -10dBs, 30khz LPF)

Channel separation: More than 80dBs (1kHz, line input 30kHz LPF)

Wow & Flutter: Below measurable limit (+-0.008% W PEAK)

Track pitch: 13.6 um (20.4um)

Sampling frequency: (selected automatically) Recording: 32khz, (digital inputs only), 44.1kHz (digital inputs of the AES/EBU format only), 48kHz Playback: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz.

Modulation: 8-10 Modulation.



SONY TCD-D10, TCD-D10 Pro, TCD-D10 Pro II DAT Recorder

Digital inputs digital I/O connector:


With the supplied digital input/output cable (XLR type connectors): Conforming to the AES/EBU format equivalent.


With the supplied digital input/output cable (RCA phone plug): Conforming to the Sony/Philips format equivalent.


Digital outputs digital I/O connector:

With the supplied digital input/output cable (XLR type connectors): Conforming to the AES/EBU format equivalent.


With the supplied digital input/output cable (RCA phone plug): Conforming to the Sony/Philips format equivalent.


Power requirements:


6V DC with the supplied NP-22H battery pack. With the supplied ACP-88 AC pack, from 100V AC, 50-60Hz.

Power consumption: Approx. 7.5W.

Operating temperature: +5C to + 35C (32F to 104F)

Operating humidity: Less than 80% (relative humidity )

Storage temperature: -20C to +55C (4F to 131F)

Dimensions: Approx. 253 x 55 x 191 mm (w/h/d) (10x2 1/4x7 x 5/8 inches.

Weight: Approx. 2.0kg (4lb 7oz) incl. battery pack.



SONY TCD-D10, TCD-D10 Pro, TCD-D10 Pro II DAT Recorder

Supplied accessories:

Remote commander (1)

Digital signal input/output cable. For the AES/EBU format (XLR type connector x 2) (1) For the Sony/Philips format (RCA phono plug x 2) (1)

AC pack ACP-88 (1) US, Canada, AEP, UK

Battery pack NP-22H (2)

Battery charging adaptor BC-D10 (1)

Lithium battery (as backup for the clock) CR2025 (1)

Standscrew adaptor (for microphones)

PF1/2 ==> NS 5/8 (1)

PF1/2 ==> W 3/8 (1)

Shoulder strap (1)

Carrying case (1)

Operating manual (1)

Service manual (1)




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