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Sony TCD-D100 DAT Recorder

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).

Sony TCD-D100 DAT Recorder
Sony TCD-D100 DAT Recorder


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

Sony TCD-D100, PCM-M1 DAT Recorder
Sony TCD-D100, PCM-M1 DAT Recorder

Sony TCD-D100, PCM-M1 DAT Recorder
Sony TCD-D100, PCM-M1 DAT Recorder


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

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