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The D7/D8 Resource Guide
« on: July 30, 2003, 03:08:20 PM »
Victor Yiu put together this resource page long ago.  An invaluable resource for Sony D7/8 users.

www.rockpark.com/d7

Topics include:

D7/8 TECHNICAL INFO.

Analog Input Sensitivity (mics and line in)
D8 In/Out Voltage Levels
the Light and Buzzing
Alignment Adjustments at Home for do-it-yourselfers only
WM-DT1 Error Rates modify your unit to show the count!
Error Code Listing
AD Convertor Test Results


GETTING CONNECTED

Types of digital connectors
Optical D8 Remote Package programs and directions
Heiko's D7 Remote Connector
Build a 7-pin interface for digital in/out, 2 D8's together
XLR to RCA cables


HARDWARE WORKSHOP
by Alexander Chin (e-mail)

How to open your D7/D8
Journey Inside the D3
Sandpaper the Heads! tracking errors on older machines may actually be tape sticking to the head!
DAT Error Counter Page mods!
D100 Tech Talk!
 THE DAT TAPE DEBATE
Cleaning advice | More info
90m DATs thin tapes and the D3/7/8
DDS, Heat, & Heads
Maxell DDS v. DAT the difference and more
DAT Tape Guide


PROBLEMS?

Repair a snapped DAT tape
Out of warranty Sony service: $139+tax+shipping flat rate.
Usually, Sony will exchange your deck for a new one after 3 repairs.
Repair Recommendations
Unloading problems What's wrong and a solution
Signs of Wear


SONY INFORMATION

More Info (2)
WM-DDT1 Portable Player
Sony SBM-1 External A/D
Part #'s: D3/7/8 Manuals & Cables
List of all Sony Outlets
Sony Service Center Phone No: 800-342-5721


D7/8 TESTIMONIALS
Underwater D7?


POWER UP

D7/8 Power Consumption Table & Battery Gauge Info
D7/8 Alkaline Life
WM-DT1 Power Consumption Table
Power Supplies & Plug Sizes
Sleepify your D7/8 (from DC IN jack)
Portable Power FAQ


HOMEMADE BATTERY PACKS

D-Cell Battery Pack (build your own) for 20-45h continous
D-Cell Battery Pack (prebuilt)
Super Battery Guide
The D8 Power Light  


MICS AND RECORDING

Recording in a small club
Brickwalling Distorted sound, yet levels are below 0db
Portable 8ch Mixer
SBM-1 A/D
Build your own mics from Panasonic capsules!
Field testing: microphone comparisons


GENERAL INFORMATION

Differences between the D7/D8
dB-scaled Record Level knob description
dB-scaled Record Level knob printer files for pasteup!
Quickie D7/D8 Key Guide all the obscure ones for quick ref.
Portable DAT Machine Comparison Feature by Feature Comparison of Sony D7, Sony D8, JVC XDP-1, Tascam DAP-1, Sony D10ProII


QUALITY SERVICES ON THE NET

Core Sound binaural microphones, digital DAT cables
marcSounds mics, battery filter, power, portable mixer, pads
Sonic Studios microphones
Sound Professionals
Cassette House recording media of all types and more
Terrapin Tapes
Klay Anderson Audio
Sonic Sense
Eco-Charge Batteries
Masterpiece A/V


THE SONY TCD-D100

D100 Reviews and Observations
Pros and Cons of the D100
D100 Battery Information
D100 Digital Information
D100 Error Rate Display
More info on the PCM-M1 (PDF) Portable Pro Deck (no SCMS)
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