The Sony PCM-2500 consists of a digital audio tape recorder and an interface unit. The interface unit is designed so that the Sony PCM-2500 is used in the professional fields (recording studios, broadcast and live music applications), enabling the recorder to be connected to the following digital and analog audio equipment:
- Digital audio equipment having the AES/EBU standard 1/0 connectors
- Digital audio equipment having the SDIF-2 (Sony digital interface 2 format) 1/0 connectors
- Digital audio equipment having the Sony-Philips digital format I/O connectors
- Analog audio equipment having XLR-3-31 type analog input connector and XLR-3-32 type analog output connector
Excellent sound quality
For superior performance and higher fidelity in the Sony PCM-2500, the four times oversampling digital filter and D/A converter unit are employed for the left and right channels independently.
High-speed search operation using sub codes
Three types of sub codes, Start ‘D, program number and skip ID, can be written into the sub code area. By referring to the start or program numbers, a desired selection can be located at high speed or searched for directly. The skip ID is used to skip over any unwanted portion of the tape during playback.
Two sampling frequencies selectable
Sampling frequencies can be selected between 48 kHz and 44.1 kHz when recording analog source material.
When the built-in emphasis circuit is activated for analog source material, the signal-to-noise ratio of high frequencies is improved by raising their recording level and lowering their playback level.
Digital dubbing With no deterioration
When the equipment is connected to another digital tape recorder, sound can be dubbed digitally With no deterioration.