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PCM-2300 Professional DAT Recorder

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Sony PCM-2300 DAT Recorder

Sony PCM-2300 Professional DAT Recorder


The Sony
PCM-2300 was the professional version of the DTC-57ES

Improvements over the consumer DTC-57ES included:

  • Better designed boards
  • XLR Inputs and Output connectors
  • Defeatable SCMS


(1) Digital Audio Recorder Compatible With DAT Format Standard
Audio signals are converted into 16-bit quantized digital data for recording and playback realizing pure reproduction with virtually no degradation in sound quality. Moreover, the basic tape format is compatible with consumer-use DAT equipment.

(2) Professional-use Digital I/O
Digital I/O terminals (unbalanced phono jacks) conform to the professional format standard (IEC95 8-TYPE I*) enabling digital dubbing using another PCM-2300. The digital input terminals also accept consumer format (IEC958-TYPE II*) signals for digital recording from consumer-use equipment.

(3) Wide-range Analog I/O Level Adjustment
Rear panel signal level adjustment function for the balanced type (XLR) analog I/O jacks covers a wide adjustment range from professional-use to consumer-use levels.

(4) 2-Head, 2-DD Mechanism
PCM-2300 employs usual two-head (Recording/playback) system. Moreover, two motors for drum and capstan offer direct-drive operation for improved tape transport stability.

(5) Compatible With Various Sampling Frequencies
Allows recording and playback in both standard play (SP) mode and long play (LP) mode compatible with consumer use equipment. Analog recording is possible at sampling frequencies of 48 kHz (SP), 44.1 kHz (SP) and 32 kHz (LP), and digital recording is possible at sampling frequencies of 48 kHz (SP), 44.1 kHz (SP) and 32 kHz (SP/LP). Playback is possible at all frequencies and modes.

(6) Remote Control Operation
Wireless/wired remote control is possible using the supplied RM-D2300 remote commander.

(7) Various Subcodes and Search Functions
In addition to the Start ID, Skip ID and End ID, other subcodes such as the absolute time and program number can be recorded in and read from the tape's subcode area to provide a wide variety of convenient DAT search functions.

(8) Built-in Date Function
A dedicated built-in clock is used to automatically record the date (year/month/day), day of the week, and time (hour/minute/ second) in the tape's subcode area, allowing confirmation of the date and time of recording during playback.

(9) Multi Display Provides Quick Access to Many Types of Information
In addition to displaying the program number and various types of time/counter data, this display is provided with features including a 21-segment peak level meter and a 0.5 dB-step peak margin indicator.

(10) Rack Mounting Compatibility
Use of the supplied adapter allows mounting in a standard 19" rack.


Tape Digital audio tape
Recording head Rotary head
Recording time Standard: 120 minutes
Long-play mode: 240 minutes (with DT-120)
Tape speed Standard: 8.15 mm/s
Long-play mode: 4.075 mm/s
Drum rotation Standard: 2,000 rpm
Long-play mode: 1,000 rpm
Error correction Double-Read Solomon code
Track pitch 13.6 Ám (20.4 Ám)
Sampling frequency 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz
Modulation system 8-10 Modulation
Transfer rate 2.46 Mbit/sec
Number of channels 2 channels, stereo
D/A conversion (Quantization) Standard: 16-bit linear
Long-play mode: 12-bit non-linear
Frequency response Standard: 2-20,000 Hz (▒0.5 dB)
Long-play mode: 2-14,500 Hz (▒0.5 dB)
Signal-to-noise ratio Standard: more than 86 dB
Long-play mode: more than 92 dB
Total harmonic distortion Standard: less than 0.07% (1 kHz)
Long-play mode: less than 0.3% (1 kHz)
Wow and flutter Below measurable limit (▒0.001% W. PEAK)

Transport Mechanism

Tape Transport Mechanism Type:


Model Using Similar Transport:

DTC-750 / DTC-57ES

Sony PCM-2300 Service Manual (PCM-2300SM.PDF)

Sony PCM-2300 User Manual

Number of Pages 104 User Manual: PCM-2300.PDF
File Size 4.5 MB
Instant Download Yes
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UMPCM2300_EN English
Operating Instructions
8.99 GBP

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UMPCM2300_DE German
8.99 GBP

User Manual: PCM-2300.PDF

UMPCM2300_FR French
Mode d'emploi
8.99 GBP

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Sony PCM-2300 Service Manual (PCM-2300SM.PDF)

Sony PCM-2300 Service Manual

Number of Pages 79 Service Manual: PCM-2300.PDF
File Size 15.1 MB
Instant Download Yes
Code Language Price Purchase
SMPCM2300_EN English 10.99 GBP

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