> a donated Sony 2500 seem dead.
The 2500, which is one of the best ever DAT machines when replaying
difficult tapes, has a lot of rubber o-rings in its mechanism and when they
breaks or stretches given time the machine dies.
This is on top of any electrical fault given its age.
The 2300 is one of the worst DAT machines ever put out by Sony.
Its a one motor machine driving everything and Sony Service in Sweden used
to see them in the hundreds piled up in stacks coming back for service and
they came back very fast after service as they were nearly impossible to get
working reliably mechanically.
Best used as a boat anchor.
The Sony 2700 is one of the best three motor DAT machine ever made.
The mechanism almost works for ever with near zero problems and very good
replay of difficult tapes although the 2500 was in a class of its own and
The 7000 series is much more sensitive to faults in the tapes while when
working can be set up to display errors and mutes so transfers can be
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