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DAT Audio Recorder/Player

Sony PCM7040

SONY / PCM7040
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BCS Price: $3,955.25
Item #:EQ512698U
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Model Description:
DAT Recorder

Model Details

Ideally suited for interchanging audio between recording studios and video post production facilities, Sony's PCM-7040 DAT recorder offers high-quality 2-channel digital recording with SMPTE time code. This high-end recorder is useful for a wide range of audio recording applications where time code synchronization and external control are required \


  • Confidence Monitoring Confidence Monitoring: Designed with a 4-head rotary system, the recorder provides two recording modes, RAW (Read-After-Write) and RMW (Read-Modify-Write); in RAW mode, real-time off-tape monitoring is provided; in the RMW mode, the recorder allows enhanc
  • Comprehensive Serial Remote Control Comprehensive Serial Remote Control: Equipped with a 9-pin serial remote connector for convenient control from external equipment.
  • Variable Speed Playback Variable Speed Playback: Allows the playback speed to be varied over a range of +/-12.5%.
  • External Synchronization External Synchronization: Can be locked to a variety of external reference signals
  • Memory Start Function Memory Start Function: Approximately 3 seconds of audio data from around the play starting point is stored in a stereo digital sound memory and this memorized sound is output instantly when the play key is pressed.
  • Internal Clock Internal clock for Time Date allows the automatic time-stamping of recording.
  • 4 Motor Mechanism 4 Motor Mechanism: The tape is loaded from the front and driven stable by a precision 4-motor direct-drive mechanism under the control of accurate servo electronics.

  • Quantization: - 16-bit linear
  • Modulation: - 8 to 10 modulation
  • Recording Time: - 124 minutes (with Sony PDP-124)
  • Sampling Frequency: - 48kHz, 44.1kHz
  • Variable Speed Range: - (12.5% (playback)
  • Frequency Response: - 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
  • Power Requirements: - AC 120V (10% 60 Hz AC 230V +6/-10% 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: - Approx. 38 W at AC 120 V Approx. 0.3 A at AC 230V
  • Recording System: - Rotary-head DAT recording
  • Tape Speed: - 8.15 mm/s
  • Scanner Rotation Speed: - 2000 rpm (standard recording/playback)
  • Track Pitch: - 13.6 µm
  • Head System: - Helical scanning rotary 4-head system
  • FF and REW Time: - Max. 60s (with Sony PDP-124)
  • Shuttle Speed: - x1/5, x1/2 , x1, x3, x8, or x16 normal speed
  • Jog Speed: - x 0 to x 1, x 3 normal speed
  • Number of Channels: - 2 channels
  • Error Correction: - Double-encoded RSC (Read Solomon Code)
  • S/N Ratio: - More than 90 dB
  • Wow and Flutter: - T.H.D.: - Below measurable limit
  • Cross Talk: - T.H.D.: - Less than -80 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
  • Differential Phase: - T.H.D.: - within 10' (20 kHz)
  • Delay Time: - T.H.D.: - Approx. 135 ms (RAW mode)
  • Analog Inputs: - T.H.D.: - +4 dBs (+24dBs max.), 10k or 600Ohms balanced, XLR-3-31 type (x2)
  • Analog Outputs: - T.H.D.: - +4 dBs (+24dBs max.), less than 50Ohms balanced, XLR-3-32 type (x2)
  • Digital Inputs - T.H.D.: - AES/EBU (with transformer), 110Ohms XLR-3-31 type
  • Digital Outputs: - T.H.D.: - AES/EBU (with transformer), 20Ohms XLR-3-32 type
  • Time Code Inputs: - T.H.D.: - IEC461 (SMPTE/EBU), 0.5 to 10 Vp-p (10 k(), XLR-3-31 type
  • Time Code Outputs: - T.H.D.: - IEC461 (SMPTE/EBU), 2.4 Vp-p, XLR-3-32 type
  • Word Sync Inputs: - T.H.D.: - TTL compatible, 75Ohms Unbalanced, BNC type
  • Word Sync Outputs: - T.H.D.: - TTL compatible, low impedance, unbalanced, BNC type
  • Video Sync Inputs: - T.H.D.: - NTSC/PAL/SECAM or 50 Hz 60 Hz square wave, 0.3 to 4 Vp-p, 75Ohms unbalanced, BNC type
  • Parallel Remote: - T.H.D.: - TTL compatible, D-sub 37-pin, TTL compatible, DIN 8-pin
  • Serial Remote: - T.H.D.: - RS-422, D-sub 9-pin
  • Computer I/F: - T.H.D.: - RS-232C, D-sub 25-pin
  • Monitor Outputs: - T.H.D.: -10 dBs, at less than 150Ohms RCA pin jack (x2)
  • Headphone Outputs: - T.H.D.: -26 dBs at reference level (8( load) stereo phone jack

Additional Detailed Information:
Product Highlights
  • Included as standard; Time Code Reader/Generator, Digital I/O, Memory Start, RS-232C I/F, and Edit Memory
  • Compact, lightweight and low power consumption
  • Start ID level Sync Function enables the PCM-7040 to write a Start ID automatically each time the audio level rises from period of silence and exceeds a selectable audio threshold
  • Internal clock for Time Date allows the automatic time-stamping of recording. This date and time data can be read later from the tape on any PCM-7040
  • Eject Control via 37-pin Parallel Remote
  • Key Reassignment for ease of use
  • Support the Sony ISR (Interactive Status Reporting) System which allows the user to remotely monitor and report the Status of critical performance parameters within the unit (via RS-232C or modem)
  • External Synchronization-The PCM-7040 recorder, with digital I/O and a time code reader/generator provided as standard, can be locked to a variety of external reference signals
  • General Purpose Interfacing facility 37-pin connector provides an interface to the RM-D7100 remote controller or to a synchronizer for remote control of transport functions.
  • Comprehensive Serial Remote Control 9-pin remote connector for convenient control from external equipment
  • Subcode Recording
  • Search/Locate Function-
  • Time Code Locate
  • Cueing
  • Start ID Search
  • Program Number and End ID Locate
  • Blank Search
  • Input Signal Level Control
  • Variable Speed Recording

  • Optional: RMM30 - Rack Rails for PCM-7000 Series Recorders
  • Optional: RMM31 - Rack Mount Adaptors for PCM-7000 Series Recorders

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