At 10:23 PM 2007-02-19, Parker Dinkins wrote: >on 2/19/07 8:43 AM US/Central, Karl Miller at [log in to unmask] >wrote: > > > I have several 32kHz DATs which sound distorted. They will not > play on at all > > on my Panasonic machine, but do play (with distortion at peaks) > on my Tascam. > > Is it possible that some other machine might play them without distortion? > >You need a 32kHz capable machine, in the proper 32kHz mode. > >AFAIK neither the SV3700 nor the SV3800 could play either of the two 32kHz >modes. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong. (The 3700 has an >easily fixable squeaky door problem, incidentally.) Hi, Parker, I just checked the SV-3800 manual and it will play back 32 kHz tapes as well as record tapes at 32 kHz FROM THE DIGITAL INPUT. This is linear PCM 32 kHz. As I said, I have two Sony consumer machines that play back their 32 kHz LP version which is different. In fact, that's probably the reason I maintain one of the two machines is to play that format. I don't think the Panasonic machines have any sample rate conversion in them (unlike the later CD recorders such as the Sony CDR-W33) so when you play a 32 kHz tape, you get 32 kHz out of the digital spigots. That is why I suggested going through analog and then redigitizing at 44.1 or the sample rate of your choice. Cheers, Richard Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.