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Hey Ellis, 
Thanks for chiming in. Can you comment on what your digital capture set-up was? Did you use a SCSI drive or S/PDIF, what sample rates were you dealing with, recording software, IO card, operating system, etc? 

May 2 2017 3:54 PM, "Ellis Burman" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Definitely not true with DA-88. I always thought the A/D was the weak link
> with DA-88, but once I got ProTools and captured my old tapes digitally,
> wow - what an improvement! I think the D/A may have been the weaker link
> in that case.
> 
> Just my .02
> 
> Ellis
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> On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 12:39 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Plus I have a secret thought, not verified technically, that the DAT
>> decks’ analog playback somehow compensates for the deficiencies of the A/D
>> conversion of the day. It was a system, in my view, from analog to DAT to
>> analog, and is not improved by direct digital playbck with modern
>> equipment. Many of my DAT transfers were from 48k DAT analog out to A/D at
>> 44.1., back in ye olde days of CD media. THIS century, we have much better
>> conversion from one sample rate to another, especially with Izotope RX. I
>> use RX5 Advanced, about to upgrade to 6…
Eli Bildirici
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