Digital Audio Tape Deck (1991)
Type: digital audio tape deck
Track System: 2-channel stereo
Tape Speed: 4.075, 8.15 mm/s
Recording Time: 240 minutes
Heads: 2000rpm, rotary
D/A Converter: 1-bit
A/D Converter: 1-bit
Sampling Frequency: 48, 44.1, 32kHz
Frequency Response: 2Hz to 22kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio: 92dB
Dynamic Range: 92dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
Digital Inputs: coaxial, optical
Digital Outputs: optical
Dimensions: 470 x 115 x 330mm
Accessories: remote control
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Reviewed Nov 02nd, 2015 by gortonandy
A serviced model will work well as the basic design is good, although the mechanism is slightly over complicated. The 55ES could benefit from replacing the two round caps in the head amp plus some earthed copper shielding around the head signal wire to improve sound quality.