Author Topic: Something completely different  (Read 545 times)

Offline tuxguy

Something completely different
« on: December 18, 2017, 08:45:12 PM »
This is the first time I see something like this and wonder how this will sound...

Offline Agaton Sax

Re: Something completely different
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 09:02:08 PM »
It was fairly standard in the early days of digital. In the late 70s Decca had their own propriety ADCs recording to IVC reel to reel video recorders. Sony stole the market with the PCM F1,again ADC to VCR.

How did it sound? Bloody awful.Heard A PCM F1  through a humungous pair of Threshold amplifiers and those truly horrendous B&W 808 speakers. It was probably the worst sound I ever experienced. I owned Threshold amplifiers later on-they were fantastic, it was the stuff on either side that was the problem.

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Re: Something completely different
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 09:09:11 PM »
Donald Graham from Claremont Records used a SONY F1 VCR for many digital recordings in the late 1980s, all of South African musicians, especially classical music.  The quality of the sound varied tremendously, but many were very good

One fan of DG was Henry Holloway who produced a jazz program on SABC (before FMR started)
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