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PCM-2700 Professional DAT Recorder

Sony Professional

Sony PCM-2700 DAT Recorder

Sony PCM-2700 Professional DAT Recorder


PCM-2700 is the professional version of the DTC-77ES.

The key features of this model are the four head design and also the four direct drive transport motors.

The standard
PCM-2700 included digital coaxial I/O in the form of RCA phono connectors (75 ohm) (IEC-958 type 1) .

Several audio companies offered a mod to change these to AES/EBU(110 ohm) balanced digital I/O (XLR).

Later Sony upgraded the
PCM-2700 to the PCM-2700A which included both the (IEC-958 type 1) connectors and also the AES/EBU balanced digital I/O (XLR).

Includes time search and 3 level dimmable display.

Suited for simple program transmission at broadcasting stations and simple recording/playback use at recording studios


(1) Digital Audio Recorder Compatible With DAT Format Standard
Audio signals are converted into 16-bit quantized digital data for recording and playback realizing pure reproduction with virtually no degradation in sound quality. Moreover, the basic tape format is compatible with consumer-use DAT equipment.

(2) Professional-use Digital I/O
Digital I/O terminals (unbalanced phono jacks) conform to the professional format standard (IEC958-TYPE I) enabling digital dubbing using another
The digital input terminals also accept consumer format (IEC958-TYPE II) signals for digital recording from consumer-use equipment.

(3) Wide-range Analog I/O Level Adjustment
Rear panel signal level adjustment function for the balanced type (XLR) analog I/O jacks covers a wide adjustment range from professional-use to consumer-use levels.

(4) 4-Head, 4-DD Mechanism
PCM-2700 is the first digital audio recorder in its class to employ a four-head system enabling monitoring of the playback signal during recording (RAW function). Moreover, all four tape transport motors offer direct-drive operation for improved tape transport stability.

(5) Compatible With Various Sampling Frequencies (Fs)
Allows recording and playback in both standard play (SP) mode and long play (LP) mode compatible with consumer-use equipment. Analog recording is possible at sampling frequencies of 48 kHz (SP), 44.1 kHz (SP) and 32 kHz (LP), and digital recording is possible at sampling frequencies of 48 kHz (SP), 44.1 kHz (SP) and 32 kHz (SP/LP). Playback is possible at all frequencies and modes.

(6) Remote Control Operation
Wireless remote control is possible using the supplied RM-D2700 remote commander, and wired remote control is possible using the optional RM-D7100 remote controller.

(7) Various Sub codes and Search Functions
In addition to the Start ID, Skip ID and End ID, other sub codes such as the absolute time and program number can be recorded in and read from the tape's subcode area to provide a wide variety of convenient DAT search functions.

(8) Built-in Date Function
A dedicated built-in clock is used to automatically record the date (year/month/day), day of the week, and time (hour/minute/second) in the tape's subcode area, allowing confirmation of the date and time of recording during playback.

(9) Multi Display Provides Quick Access to Many Types of Information
In addition to displaying the program number and various types of time/counter data, this display is provided with features including a 29-segment peak level meter and a 0.1 dB-step peak margin indicator.

(10) Rack Mounting Compatibility
Use of the supplied adapter allows mounting in a standard 19" rack.

(11)Fader Start Compatibility

"TYPE I" and "TYPE II" stand for the followings:
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD IEC958 (Digital audio interface)
TYPE I: Channel status application for "Broadcasting studio use"
TYPE II: Channel status application for "Consumer use"



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Sony PCM-2700 User Manual (PCM-2700.PDF)

Sony PCM-2700 User Manual

Number of Pages 110 User Manual: PCM-2700.PDF
File Size 2.9 MB
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UMPCM2700_EN English
Operating Instructions
8.99 GBP

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Sony PCM-2700 Service Manual (PCM-2700SM.PDF)

Sony PCM-2700 Service Manual

Number of Pages 67 Service Manual: PCM-2700.PDF
File Size 12 MB
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Code Language Price Purchase
SMPCM2700_EN English 13.99 GBP

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