Sony release the TCD-D100 Recording DAT Walkman in 1997 as a successor to the TCD-D8. It is lighter, smaller and has improved battery life over the TCD-D8. The TCD-D100 is essentially a consumer version of Sony's PCM-M1 for the professional market. The major difference between the TCD-D100 and the PCM-M1 was the inclusion of SCMS (Serial Copy Management System).
• Easy operation with excellent sound quality of DAT: Superb quality recording and playback with excellent frequency response, remarkably low noise and lack of distortion can be made. High speed fast-forwarding / rewinding and cuing / reviewing for easy tape access.
• Long play (LP) mode recording: A maximum of four-hour continuous recording is possible using four size AA (LR6) alkaline batteries which is ideal for recording a meeting or a conference etc.
• Adjustable (automatic/manual) recording level: The recording level can be adjusted either manually or automatically to suit every recording situation.
• Rec mute function: that makes a four-second blank automatically.
• Date function: The date and time are automatically registered at the time of the recording and can be displayed during playback, fast forwarding / rewinding and cuing / reviewing.
• LCD display: LCD display window for indicating the current operational mode and the battery power status etc.
• Compact design: A compact mechanism and design for portability.
• Recording compatibility: Recording can be made from various digital audio equipment such as a CD (compact disc)/Min*Disc player or a BS (broadcasting satellite)/CS (communication satellite) tuner etc.
• Three sampling frequencies: (48/44.1/32kHz) that support high quality digital recording.
Key Features: • Digital recording with better than CD-quality sound • Backlit LCD display • Manual, Music and Speech recording level controls • Date and time stamp function • 1 bit A/D and D/A converters • 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz sampling rates • 44.1kHz analogue recording for CD mastering • 7 pin digital in/out connector
• Tape: Digital audio tape • Recording time: Long-play: 240 minutes (with DT-120) • Recording time: Standard: 120 minutes • Sampling Frequency: 48kHz, 44.1kHz, 32kHz • Standard: Fs 48 kHz 20-22,000 Hz (+ or - 1.0dB) • Standard: Fs 44.1 kHz 20-20,000 Hz (+ or - 1.0dB) • Long-play Mode: Fs 32 kHz 20-14.500 Hz (+ or - 1.0dB) • Standard: More than 87 dB • Long-play Mode: More than 87 dB (1 kHz IHF-A, 22kHz LPF, LINE IN) • Standard: Less than 0.008% (1 kHz IHF-A, 22kHz LPF, LINE IN) • Long-play: Less than 0.09% (1 kHz IHF-A, 22kHz LPF, LINE IN) • Wow And Flutter: Below measurable limit (less than + or - 0.001% W.PEAK) • Impedance: 4.7 Kohms • Minimum Input Level: 0.4mV • Rated Input Level: 500 mV • Minimum Input Level: 80 mV • Audio: Stereo minijack • Impedance: 27 ohms • Rated Output: LINE OUT 500 mV • Maximum Output: PHONES 5 mW + 5 mW • Load Impedance: PHONES 32 ohms • Load Impedance: LINE OUT more than 10 Kohms • Digital I/O-REMOTE jack (special jack): Digital input/output, remote control operation and timer-activated operation is possible • Power Requirements: The car battery cord DCC-E160L(not inc.) for use with 12V car battery of DCC-E260HG (not inc.)I • Power Requirements: DC IN 6V jack accepts the Sony AC power adaptor for use on 240v AC, 50 Hz • Power Requirements: DC 6V four LR6 (size AA) batteries • Power Consumption: 1.2W • Dimensions: Approx. 132.6 x 36.7 x 88.2mm (5.25 x 1.5 x 3.5in.)(w/h/d) not incl. projection parts and controls • Mass: Approx. 500g (1lb. 1oz.) incl. batteries