Capture digital audio from DAT tape deck

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  1. Thomas Reagan

    Thomas Reagan Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,

    I have an extensive collection of concerts on DAT back before CDR and DVDR were readily available. Given the fact I am not too confident of the relaibilty of the tapes as they get older, I'd like to back them up to my computer and probably burn them to CDR or DVD+R.

    My DAT deck is one of the original home decks: the Sony DTC-700. It has digital outputs in both Toslink and Coaxial. I have a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card on my Dell 4100 PC, which is more or less useless for capturing unless I want to go the analog route.

    Any suggestions out there. Any sound cards that might do the trick and/or special dubbing cable needed? Thanks!

    Thos.
     
  2. ChristopherDAC

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    I'm using a Turtle Beach Catalina, which has Toslink in and out. It works just fine for recording purposes, although it can't output any sound [except for loop-through] while it's on DIGITAL INPUT mode. I use it to record from the optical output of my LaserDisc player.
     
  3. Thomas Reagan

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    Thanks Christopher !
     

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