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 portable Professional DAT recorder

 Tape: Digital audio tape

 Recording time: Long-play: 240 minutes (with DT-120)

 Recording time: Standard: 120 minutes

 Sampling Frequency: 48kHz, 44.1kHz, 32kHz

 Standard: Fs 48 kHz 20-22,000 Hz (+ or - 1.0dB)

 Standard: Fs 44.1 kHz 20-20,000 Hz (+ or - 1.0dB)

 Long-play Mode: Fs 32 kHz 20-14.500 Hz (+ or - 1.0dB)

 Standard: More than 87 dB

 Long-play Mode: More than 87 dB (1 kHz IHF-A, 22kHz LPF, LINE IN)

 Standard: Less than 0.008% (1 kHz IHF-A, 22kHz LPF, LINE IN)

 Long-play: Less than 0.09% (1 kHz IHF-A, 22kHz LPF, LINE IN)

 Wow And Flutter: Below measurable limit (less than + or - 0.001% W.PEAK)

 Impedance: 4.7 Kohms

 Minimum Input Level: 0.4mV

 Rated Input Level: 500 mV

 Minimum Input Level: 80 mV

 Audio: Stereo minijack

 Impedance: 27 ohms

 Rated Output: LINE OUT 500 mV

 Maximum Output: PHONES 5 mW + 5 mW

 Load Impedance: PHONES 32 ohms

 Load Impedance: LINE OUT more than 10 Kohms

 Digital I/O-REMOTE jack (special jack): Digital input/output, remote control operation and timer-activated operation is possible

 Power Requirements: The car battery cord DCC-E160L(not inc.) for use with 12V car battery of DCC-E260HG (not inc.)I

 Power Requirements: DC IN 6V jack accepts the Sony AC power adaptor for use on 240v AC, 50 Hz

 Power Requirements: DC 6V four LR6 (size AA) batteries

 Power Consumption: 1.2W

 Dimensions: Approx. 132.6 x 36.7 x 88.2mm (5.25 x 1.5 x 3.5in.)(w/h/d) not incl. projection parts and controls

 Mass: Approx. 500g (1lb. 1oz.) incl. batteries

The PCM-M1 portable Professional DAT recorder combines consumer-friendly features with the added professional requirements for the demanding DAT user.

The PCM-M1 allows for selectable ID6 (Serial Copy Management System) and features a recording margin indicator, which allows users to monitor peak levels during recording.


The unit's improved microphone circuitry uses the same microphone amplifier as Sony's SBM-1Super Bit Mapping adapter. The SBM-1, a common accessory to many Sony professional DAT machines, features a built in 20-bit converter for higher-quality recording and digital I/O capability for both optical and coaxial.


With a compact mecha-deck that is 20 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than its consumer cousin, the TCD-D8, the PCM-M1 allows for 3.5 hours of recording time through its supplied Ni-MH batteries. By using alkaline batteries, users can achieve 2.5 hours of recording time.


The PCM-M1 features three adjustable recording levels (automatic, mic limiter and manual) and two automatic gain system (AGC) modes (music or speech) for higher-quality recording. The automatic volume limiter system, electronically reduces sudden peaks in music and helps to eliminate distortion at extreme volume levels. AGC automatically adjusts recording levels to help prevent distortion.

Key Features:

Digital recording with better than CD-quality sound

Backlit LCD display

Manual, Music and Speech recording level controls

Date and time stamp function

1 bit A/D and D/A converters

32, 44.1 and 48 kHz sampling rates

44.1kHz analogue recording for CD mastering


7 pin digital in/out connector

Easy operation with excellent sound quality of DAT

Superb quality recording and playback with excellent frequency response, remarkably low noise and lack of distortion can be made. High speed fast-forwarding / rewinding and cuing / reviewing for easy tape access.


Long play (LP) mode recording

A maximum of four-hour continuous recording is possible using four size AA (LR6) alkaline batteries which is ideal for recording a meeting or a conference etc.


Adjustable (automatic/manual) recording level

The recording level can be adjusted either manually or automatically to suit every recording situation.


Rec mute function that makes a four-second blank automatically.


Date function

The date and time are automatically registered at the time of the recording and can be displayed during playback, fastforwarding / rewinding and cuing / reviewing.


LCD display

LCD display window for indicating the current operational mode and the battery power status etc.


Compact design

A compact mechanism and design for portability.


Recording compatibility

Recording can be made from various digital audio equipment such as a CD (compact disc)/Min*Disc player or a BS (broadcasting satellite)/CS (communication satellite) tuner etc.


Three sampling frequencies (48/44.1/32kHz) that support high quality digital recording.


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