Thank you, John!
Do you have access to the optional digital boards? They are a DIF-2
and it has three Eurocard connectors across the back.
My machines have the Apogee filter upgrade FWIW.
Do you do this format?
By the way, it seems I have DASH working well. I have a nice 3402, a
backup, and two 3202s. I've done a digital transfer from an
"accidental" test tape that came with one of the machines. All is
well with DASH. It's the Mitsubishi that's making me crazy. Nice
thing about the X86 is it's a decent 1/4" 14-inch-reel transport that
should let me spool off 14" analog tapes nicely to 12.5" reels for
transfer on the APRs. Just put an analog head on the thing and be
done with it <smile>.
At 10:41 PM 9/4/2005, you wrote:
>Regarding the creation of digital preservation files from a 16-bit
>source, I'm not sure that I would agree with using the converters of
>the machines you own to create analog copies. The members of the
>NARAS P&E Wing Committee were pretty clear in their agreement that
>digital transfers of source material to analog tape created
>subjective differences from the digital original (as opposed to the
>other way). I would dare say that if you get a good error-free
>playback of the digital output, you can make better archival
>preservation files to use through better converters down the road.
>Analog copies WILL sound different.
YEs, but the point that was being made is that's what they were
expecting, but I see your point as well. I would love to get the digi
I/O card (DIF-2) for the machine. Neither has it. Grrr.
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