Wow, its been a long time.
It must have been when I had a Philips Sound Enhancer that did especially
good real-time digital rate conversions at around 19 bits resolution. It
also had pretty good overall A/D and D/A for c. 1995.
On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 1:46 PM, Eli Bildirici <
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> Thanks for your input Dave, very cool. I'm not sure what our policies were
> in terms of handling but haven't tried to listen to many of these tapes yet
> (though I don't doubt many of them are 12/32 'LP' tapes). Can you comment
> on how you did the 32kHz digital transfers though, in as much detail as you
> can remember? I understand that the difference between remaining digital
> and D-A-D may be minute, but would love to be humored :)
> Aside - I'm looking at your site now, looks fascinating!
> May 2 2017 4:29 PM, "Dave Radlauer" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > On topic DAT:
> > I've transferred 32 Khz DAT both digital and analog output. Seems little
> > difference, and it's usually compromised audio to begin with.
> > And another dirty little secret about DATs is that at the time, most
> > just didn't observe proper insertion and removal discipline . . . AT tape
> > ends ONLY. Bits of dust, creases, moisture and fingerprints that were
> > deposited on the tape surface were because this discipline was not
> > and the source of most dropouts, IMHO.
> > Plus it wouldn't reproduce a low frequency square wave worth a squat I'm
> > told.
> > I think DAT is a horrible archival medium requiring highest priority
> > capture. But I've found it to be amazingly robust in practice with tapes
> > that were properly handled.
> > It's a crying shame so many albums were mastered to DAT -- without even
> > outboard converters. Lou Judson and I saw that done at a shop where we
> > worked and are both guilty!
> > Client DATs of 180 minute duration are most vulnerable. I never recorded
> > to lengths greater than 120 minutes.
> > Dave Radlauer
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