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home deck ?
« on: July 10, 2004, 09:57:15 PM »
looking around at home decks and i like the sounds of the fostex d5. the only problem is no rca plugs, which i'd need to hook up to my sound card(ap24/96). from what i've seen some times you can convert xlr>rca and have it work, other times not. in other words, could i just get adapters for my current cables(or xlr>rca cables)? or would i need some sort of converter? or would it be better to go w/ a tascam da-30 mkll, panasonic sv3800, ect? i know there's been a lot of discussions compareing these decks, but nothing realy adressed the conection issue.

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Re: home deck ?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2004, 10:33:51 PM »
my personal favorite decks are the tascams- i believe paul over at pro digital should have some da-30s that he has worked on for sale

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2004, 10:37:40 PM »
I thought da-30's did not play nicely with 90m tapes? Just something to consider...
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Re: home deck ?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2004, 10:58:14 PM »
A guy on the internet named Daryan Lenz is a well know certifiable DAT repairman, he might have a few for sale, too.

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Re: home deck ?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2004, 11:11:57 PM »
my personal favorite decks are the tascams- i believe paul over at pro digital should have some da-30s that he has worked on for sale

probly, but lee's d5 is just out of my price range at the moment. i'm just triing to examine my options until some $$ comes in. i think what i saw there was all $400+.
also i'll mostly be using it for transfers to my computer.

and tim i don't think tape length is an issue w/ any off the decks i mentioned.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2004, 02:03:31 AM »
the da-30 does have a tape issue with 90m tapes, however the mod to get it to accept them is super easy and im sure paul would be willing to do it before it goes out the door.  also check ebay- great deals to be found there

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Re: home deck ?
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2004, 03:16:56 AM »
you might want to look into a tascam da-20 mkii, it has coax out and has no problems playing 90m tapes.  if you keep you eye on ebay you should be able to find one for a good price, i got mine for $200 brand new.

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2004, 08:13:25 AM »
so basicly, the d5 is out unless i have a converter for the xlrs or opticals?
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Re: home deck ?
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2004, 11:20:40 AM »
if you just want the deck to extract to HD, why not get a DAT tape drive for your PC and extract from tape without going through the SPDIF.
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2004, 03:39:57 PM »
because the dat drives frequently make mistakes and are somewhat unreliable.

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Re: home deck ?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2004, 04:06:09 PM »
I thought that the extraction scripts people are using preform multiple reads to detect read errors?  I understand that the error correction is better when using a DAT deck, but I thought that this was worked out through the process. 


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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2004, 06:49:35 PM »
i've never heard of it working very good.
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Re: home deck ?
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2004, 07:13:29 PM »
Isn't the d5's transport the same as the da20?

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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2004, 07:39:24 PM »
i believe they are, however im not sure of that.  im not as big of a fan of the 20 anymore as i am of the 30 and 40.  a lot more control with the 30 and 40, especially with that jog dial.

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Re: home deck ?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2004, 07:43:36 PM »
both made by pioneer, but

      d5---4 motor
   da20---2 motor
   da30---4 motor   mkII anyway

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« Last Edit: July 12, 2004, 07:46:32 PM by admkrk »
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