Unusual for a portable, it used full size heads. Despite the high price it proved to be popular, and Sony went on to produce two improved versions of the machine, the TCD-D10 PRO, and the TCD-D10 PROII.
The "D" in D10 stands for "Densuke" : a 1950s successful japanese newspaper cartoon which featured an early Sony portable recorder. The name of the character stuck and Sony used it until 2005.
The LCD display of the TCD-D10 is not only accurate and informative but also back- illuminated for easy reading. The 20-segment digital peak level meters include overload indicators.
They also demonstrate excellent traceability for accurate level indications. To make sure that you have enough tape left at the recording chance, the linear tape counter can be switched to display the remaining tape time. In playback, the date and time the tape was recorded can be displayed by pressing the RECORDED TIME button. Pressing the CLOCK button brings up the current time in the position of the tape counter.The flexible display of the TCD-D10 DAT Recorder even offers a 5-segment battery indicator. The last segment of the indicator blinks on and off to alert the operator to the impending need for battery replacement.
An alarm sound is also heard approx. 5 minutes before the battery completely wears out and the tape is brought to a forced stop. The sampling frequency in use is displayed. Upon detection of erroneous conditions in the tape transport mechanism, the caution indicator flashes and error codes are displayed.Up to 99 start Ids can be recorded in the subcode area to make it easy and quick to locate recorded programs. When the record button is pressed, the start ID is recorded automatically for 9 seconds. During recording, it can also be added manually to any position of the tape. Search done by reading these start IDs is performed in two modes at 100 times normal speed. In the SCAN mode, the first 12 seconds of program after each start ID are played automatically. In the SEARCH mode, any start ID can be located directly using the search key. If the FF or REW key is pressed during play, moreover, the playback speed is increased to approx. 3 times normal speed for cueing and reviewing. Pressing the FF or REW key a second time, together with the PLAY key, further increases the playback speed to approx. In the newly added RF end search mode of the TCD-D10PRO, the tape is automatically stopped at the end of the recorded part when fast-forwarding the tape. By virtue of DAT recording, the TCD-D10 offers a maximum spooling time of 140 times normal speed. That is, the DT-120/P120R tape for 2 hours of recording can be rewound or fast- forwarded in a minute. To eliminate noise caused by unexpected peaks, the TCD-D10 incorporates a record-level limiter with a fast attack time of 300 us. The microphone attenuator prevents distortion by suppressing the signal level by 20 dB.
In addition to headphone monitoring, immediate playback is possible through a built-in speaker. Despite the compact dimensions of the TCD-D10, the speaker is large in diameter and delivers a sufficient listening level. A wired remote controller is supplied to control the record, play, stop and pause functions of the recorder easily at hand. With the use of the HOLD switch, operation of the function keys can be inhibited to safeguard against accidental pressing. The top end of the controller is designed to accept microphone holder.Two microphone stand screw adapters are also supplied. The supplied NP-22H rechargeable battery pack provides 1.5 hours of continuous operation. The optional NPA-D10 battery adaptor enables 1 hour of continuous operation on AA size batteries. With the use of the supplied ACP-88 AC power adaptor, the TCD-D10 can also be operated on AC of 100-240 V.
The item "SONY TCD-D10PRO PORTABLE DAT digital recorder with accessories for repair only" is in sale since Monday, February 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Recorders".
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