At 09:43 AM 2007-02-19, Karl Miller wrote:
>Reading the note below...
> I have several 32kHz DATs which sound distorted. They will not
> play on at all on my Panasonic machine, but do play (with
> distortion at peaks) on my Tascam. Is it possible that some other
> machine might play them without distortion?
Karl, were these recorded on a consumer Sony machine? Their 32ks/s
format was incompatible with other 32 kb/s formats. Of course, the
audio just might be distorted. People used to running VU meters into
the red would do that sometimes on digital machines as well. In fact,
I think early CBC digital standards didn't leave enough headroom.
I've forgotten the specifics, but that was one example of how things
might get messed up.
I don't think the Sony LP format would play as 32 bit at all, but
that might explain it. Try playing it on a Sony LP machine. I have
two (a DTC670 and a D8 walkman) that play that format. I think it
would probably be best to go through D-A and then back through A-D
rather than trying to stay all digital with that one, but I'd try all
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