I can't lay hands on mine at the moment, but recall it didn't do 16 bits.
It was also a nightmare at getting what was recorded through one of them to
play back on another iteration of the identical model. I once did a job on
my 701 in DC and sent it the tape to California via the producer for
mastering. The producer had to fly back to DC, borrow mine and fly back to
CA with it. The resulting LPs were done through Capitol's chain since most
of the tape originals from which I worked were EMI- that was the deal with
third party users in those days. Angel's US mastering engineer horrified
much of my careful work. The cassettes were produced elsewhere. They sound
better than the LPs.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mark Donahue
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:52 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] From the obscure digital audio files ...
It was probably an Audio and Design modified PCM-701. I think they called
those things CTC or something like that. I have a pair of them that were
modified for field alternation to give 4 channel recording on a single 3/4"
video transport (Similar to the "Colossus" that Telarc used for a hot
minute.). If you have to ask what they cost new....Seems to me that the 2
channel CTC went for $4k or so and the 4 channel prototype cost an
additional $14k. I think we made a total of
5 recordings on it before we relegated it to use as a pair of regular
F1 interfaces. The CTC's were nice because they gave you the option of time
correcting the stream via the digital IO so the channels were in sync. They
also had an accessory port that allowed for SDIF-2 or AES IO to be added. It
made an F1 into a real professional recorder.
All the best,
On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There is one F1 in Israel that I used to work with that had a digital
> out but the company name was different. It's not mine so I can't look at
> Also had balanced I\O.
> On 24/01/12 03:02, Tom Fine wrote:
>> Google research indicates that there was a company called Whistlewood
>> Audio in the UK, about 10 years ago and earlier, that made add-on
>> boards to the Sony PCM-F1, 501 and 701 EIAJ digital recorder
>> adapters. These boards grabbed the PCM stream and fed it to a cable,
>> which then interfaced with a SPDIF transmitter box that was external
>> to the Sony device. The 75-ohm SPDIF stream could then be converted
>> for playback, dubbed to DAT or captred to DAW.
>> More Google time revealted a Paul Phippen was the brains behind this
>> Whistlewood operation, but I can't find any sign of him or his
>> products today.
>> Do any UK Listmembers know anything about this? Does anyone else make
>> a SPDIF adapter for the PCM-F1 or 501 boxes?
>> -- Tom Fine