Well, I learn something new all the time! I stand corrected. Sony was running parallel with
Soundstream, and had working recorder about the same time. Denon was ahead of both of them, and so
was the BBC, but their work was about digital transmission lines to remote broadcast towers, not a
Does anyone know exactly what parts of the BBC's technology 3M licensed?
-- Tom Fine
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> Sony was 4th (and it was the pro-sumer PCM F-1 system
> at first, followed quickly by the 1600 system).
Sorry, but this would be the Sony PCM-1 system, 1977, using nonlinear 13
bits encoding giving around 14 bits equivalent and using EIAJ pre-emphasis
at 50/15 ÁS.
The Sony PCM F-1 arrived several years later in 1981 having switchable 14/16
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