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Re: RE: Digital Out on MD

I suspect they convert it from ATRAC to analog, then redigitize it, so 
there wouldn't be much difference between that and running an analog 
out and into the soundcard on your computer.  Thus negating that 
"pristine digital data transfer" aspect, and just giving someone who 
has only digital ins the convenience of one-cable connection.

In related news, I found a "pro" portable MD recorder, with balanced 
ins/outs and digital IO for...$1600.  For that money, I'd get a DAT 
recorder, even with the media flakiness of DAT.


On Friday, July 4, 2003, at 06:14 AM, 
Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com wrote:

> I'm speculating that the ATRAC decoding is performed prior to 
> presentation
> of the digital data.