Vintage DSD Recorder?

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by Shakedown, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Shakedown

    Shakedown Active Member

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    Can anyone reccomend what would be considered vintage by now, DSD recording gear.

    I ask because I am not running a professional studio, so have no need for the latest and greatest.

    Unfortunately when it comes to DSD there are no midrange products as most consumers have no need for it, I don't need DSD128.

    However there may be some almost twenty year old equipment out there from when the format was just getting started, that nobody wants anymore.

    All recommendations welcomed!
     
  2. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it must be right... Subscriber

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    Sorry but the words “vintage” and “DSD” probably can’t be used together for another 10+ years.
     
  3. eiraved

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    You can find some deals out there if you're willing to go the "portable DSD recorder" route.
     
  4. Wildcat

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    Used TASCAM DA-3000s come along every so often that are not too badly priced, but it all depends on budget. The DA-3000 can do DSD or 24-bit/192kHz PCM. Rack mount size, and uses an SD card (or that old Compact Flash format).
     
  5. MannyE

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    The problem may be getting media for those old recorders.
     
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  6. Wildcat

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    Didn't some of the old DSD recorders use blank DVDs or something?

    My DR40 (no DSD, but PCM up to 24/96) uses an SD card, as does the DA-3000. I will take memory-based media over a spinning disc any day. Less parts to malfunction. A recorder with an unobtainium dead disc drive won't do anyone a bit of good. With digital, I find it better to think ahead when buying vs. thinking behind (as in older, used equipment). Technology changes so rapidly these days. My preference may be to spend more so it is a little more future-proofed.
     

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