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Sony PCM-R500

Digital Audio Recorder (1999-00)

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Sony PCM-R500


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: 16 bit linear

A/D Converter: Super Bit Mapping, 20 bit

Sampling Frequency: 48, 44.1, 32kHz

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio: 90dB

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.05%

Digital Inputs: AES/EBU, coaxial

Digital Outputs: AES/EBU, coaxial

Dimensions: 482 x 145 x 355mm

Weight: 7.2kg

Accessories: RM-D757 remote control

Year: 1997

Price: USD $1695 (1997)


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Reviewed Nov 02nd, 2015 by gortonandy

Probably the best archiving deck due to its tolerance of bad tapes. No slouch at recording either though not quite a 2000ES. Ultra reliable 4 motor mechanism. Internally almost the same as the DTC-ZA5ES.



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