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Sony PCM-R700 Professional DAT Recorder

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Sony PCM-R700

Sony PCM-R700 Professional DAT Recorder


The Sony
PCM-R700 has the same features as the PCM-R500, plus 4-head design to provide confidence monitoring during recording, and adjustable fader in and out.

Original suggested retail price was 3,150.00 US Dollars (or 2150 GBP)


  • Four heads to allow monitoring of the recorded sound during recording.
  • Fade-in/out recording and playback function.
  • Key Protect function.

  • High-Reliability 4 D.D. Transport: Transport mechanism is equipped with four direct drive motors for an extremely stable tape path.
  • Simple Operation: Easy operation with Shuttle and Jog Dial ensure easy system operation; use the Shuttle for easy fast forward and rewind, or the Jog Dial for convenient AMS/Program Number.
  • Flexible setup menu: Flexible setup menu for preference selection; user can access ID6 status, AES/EBU Start ID On/Off, Program Time Display (On/Off), level Sync Off/On, IEC Start ID On/Off, IEC CD-Q On/Off, level sync threshold, date/time, and more.
  • Remote Controllable: Utilize either the 8-pin DIN parallel remote control interface or the included wireless remote commander.
  • Wide Range of Audio Interface Options: The PCM-R500 offers both AES/EBU & SPDIF digital I/O, and +4 XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced analog I/O.
  • Super Bit Mapping In the A/D circuitry: The Super Bit Mapping (SBM) allows better utilization of the high-quality 20-Bit A/D converters by noise shaping the 20-bit dynamic range down to the standard 16-Bit dynamic range of the DAT format.
  • R-Core transformer for reduced leakage flux.
  • Independent Channel 1/Channel 2 recording level volume controls to eliminate cross talk.


* Analog Input/Output - Balanced (XLR), Unbalanced (RCA Pin)
* Digital Input/Output - AES/EBU (XLR), coaxial (RCA Pin)
* Number of channels - 2
* Tape format - Digital Audio Tape
* D/A resolution - Standard: 16 bit, Long Play: 12 bit
* Recording time - Standard: 120 Min, Long Play: 240 Min (w/ 120 min tape)
* Sample rates - 48kHz, 44.1kHz, 32kHz
* Frequency response - 20-20kHz(+/-.5dB), Long Play: 20-14.5kHz (+/-.5dB)
* S/N Ratio - >90dB
* Wow & Flutter - THD - Below measurable limits
* Phones - THD - Stereo phone jack
* Remote Interface - THD - Parallel DIN 8p-pin
* Weight - THD - Approx 7.2kg
* Dimensions - THD - 482(W) X 145(H) X 335(D) mm

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Sony PCM-R700 User Manual (PCM-R700.PDF)

Sony PCM-R700 User Manual

Number of Pages 34 User Manual: PCM-R700.PDF
File Size 1.6 MB
Instant Download Yes
Code Language Price Purchase
UMPCMR700_EN English
Operating Instructions
5.99 GBP

User Manual: PCM-R700.PDF

UMPCMR700_DE German
5.99 GBP

User Manual: PCM-R700.PDF

UMPCMR700_FR French
Mode d'emploi
5.99 GBP

User Manual: PCM-R700.PDF

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Sony PCM-R700 Service Manual (PCM-R700SM.PDF)

Sony PCM-R700 Service Manual

Number of Pages 85 Service Manual: PCM-R700.PDF
File Size 8.2 MB
Instant Download Yes
Code Language Price Purchase
SMPCMR700_EN English 10.99 GBP

Service Manual: PCM-R700.PDF

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