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 it now.
> 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
>> 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
>> Do any UK Listmembers know anything about this? Does anyone else make a
>> SPDIF adapter for the PCM-F1 or 501 boxes?
>> -- Tom Fine