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Sony DPS-D7

Sony DPS-D7 Digital Delay

On the back of the success of the Sony DPS-R7, Sony developed and released the next processor in the line-up, the DPS-D7 Digital Delay with audible improvements. Sony didn't just add int he new algorithms and release it, they also chose to make the DPS-D7 use a higher sampling rate of 48kHz to improve the bandwidth even further than the DPS-R7.


The Sony DPS-D7 is a digital delay unit equipped entirely with Sony’s digital and audio technology at its highest level of sophistication which was released before with the Digital Reverberator, DRE-2000 and MU-R201 and has received much praise.

Quality-conscious design A/D and D/A high performance converter
The Sony DPS-D7 converts the incoming analog signal to a digital signal, passes it through various effects, then re-converts it to an analog signal before output. The determinant to the sound quality is the conversion mechanism that adopts the 18-bit oversampling stereo Al D converter and the pulse D/A converter of 49,152 MHz. These account for highly accurate. less deteriorated effects.

User-friendly and comfortable operation
The large size backlit LCD of 40 characters by 2 lines makes it possible to proceed with smooth operation while viewing the operating condition in real time. Moreover, the LCD display incorporates an on-line manual (in English) which displays information required for operation.

Abundant preset memory settings
The unit has a hundred variations of the effects created by musicians, sound mixers and acoustic engineers around the world in its preset memory. This will help you select and replay immediately the desired effects for a particular purpose.

Sound creation of any kind
The EDIT function allows you to modify the presets or to create some individual effects. Besides the preset memory for a hundred effects, the unit has a so-called user memory where you can save up to 256 effects you are going to create. Using this memory allows more varicolored play of effects.

Wide range of effects
The Sony DPS-D7 is equipped with 7 types of algorithms in the Delay block; Stereo delay, Feedback delay. Double delay, Tap delay. Long tap delay, Panpot tap delay and Multi-delay. In addition, it is provided with the Equalizer block and the Auto panner block. By using these blocks and algorithms, the DPS-D7 can create the wide range of effects which no other existing delay unit can achieve.

Remote control
The remote commander (not supplied) makes it possible to remotely control the unit.

2 types of l/O connectors are provided
The Sony DPS-D7 has XLR connectors (balanced-type) and phone jacks so that it can be connected to instruments, recording equipment or PA (public address) equipment.

Linkage with MIDI equipment
The MIDI device incorporated in the Sony DPS-D7 can receive program change signals from another MIDI equipment connected so that the Sony DPS-D7 can be controlled by the MIDI equipment connected. Thus it can function as an effector when connected to digital instruments. In addition, controls from PCs or MIDI sequencers are very helpful for composition.



Quantization: 18 Bit
Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
Frequency Response: 10Hz-22kHz
Signal to Noise: > 94 dB
Dynamic Range: > 94 dB
THD: Below 0.0035%

Preset Memory: 100 effects
User Memory: 256 Effects

Dimensions: 482mm x 44m x 320mm
Weight: 4.8kg

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Sony DPS-D7 Digital Delay Reviews

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Community Score


(3 Reviews)

Build Quality 90%
Sound Quality 93%
Usefullness 63%
Mojo/Funk 37%
Reliability 77%

What other owners say...


By Marcus

Build Quality 90%
Sound Quality 90%
Usefullness 50%
Mojo/Funk 10%
Reliability 90%
A delay with good clean 20 bit audio, no digital nasties. It has little or no character. The menu system is ridiculous.


By Refan

Build Quality 90%
Sound Quality 100%
Usefullness 70%
Mojo/Funk 50%
Reliability 50%
Very good device.

Clean delays

By Steven

Build Quality 90%
Sound Quality 90%
Usefullness 70%
Mojo/Funk 50%
Reliability 90%
I had this but not for long, nothing particularly wrong with it as it offered good clean delays, but like all 7 series Sonys the interface is a bit of a dog to use and so I went back to using a plugin.

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