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fogelsong:
How are folks transferring DATs these days? I haven't transferred a DAT in over a decade and am unsure what solutions are available.

I still have my Tascam DA-20 mkii packed in a box and it should be in working condition. Previously I used a Delta Dio 2496 soundcard but there do not seem to be Windows 10 drivers, so that is out. Is there a decent sound card or USB interface that takes coax that y'all recommend?

morst:

--- Quote from: fogelsong on July 28, 2020, 02:55:26 PM ---How are folks transferring DATs these days?  Is there a decent sound card or USB interface that takes coax that y'all recommend?

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I personally have an old stable setup or three that work but it seems that the recent consensus is to get a cheap "bit bucket" digital recorder and just transfer the files off the memory card from that. Marantz or even the legendary "Microtrack" aka microcrap! Those things have internal batteries which were notorious for failing but they work quite reliably when powered by USB.

jeenash:
I went the pc route and wish I hadn't. Much easier to get a recorder with spdif input. A Tascam Dr100mkII can be had cheaply second hand these days. Marantz pmd670 has digi in and its 16bit only so I'd bet they can also be had on the cheap. I learned my lesson with 3 microtracks, just say no.

IMPigpen:

--- Quote from: jeenash on July 28, 2020, 04:28:30 PM ---I went the pc route and wish I hadn't. Much easier to get a recorder with spdif input. A Tascam Dr100mkII can be had cheaply second hand these days. Marantz pmd670 has digi in and its 16bit only so I'd bet they can also be had on the cheap. I learned my lesson with 3 microtracks, just say no.

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Exactly what I did for my DAT transfers.  I picked up a used Marantz PMD670 that included a card and a brand new portabrace for it for $40 on ebay.  I only use it for transfers because it's 16-bit.  But it works great for $40.

fogelsong:
Thanks everyone! I settled on the Marantz PMD670 and bought one off eBay.

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