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DAT Audio Recorder/Player

Panasonic SV3800

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Model Description:
Pro-DAT Recorder/Player

Model Details

The SV-3800 Pro-DAT recorder/player incorporates techological refinements for enhanced sound quality and functionality. It features 20-bit resolution DACs, together with a 1-bit, 64X oversampling A-D converter.


  • Front panel shuttle wheel
  • 0.5–15X speed range
  • IR remote control
  • 4-stage, 1-bit Delta-Sigma A-to-D converters
  • 20-bit equivalent D-to-A converters
  • Program, absolute and time-remaining displays
  • Pushbutton selection of 44.1kHz/48kHz sampling rates via either analog or digital inputs
  • Pushbutton fade-in and fade-out functions
  • Balanced inputs and outputs via XL-type connector with choice of -10dBu or +4dBm output levels
  • Up to 400X fast forward/rewind and search speeds to provide high-speed access to any point on a 2-hour DAT tape within 27 seconds
  • Single program and skip play feature is handy for post-production work
  • Automatically clocks to incoming frequencies of 32kHz, 44.1kHz or 48kHz

  • Tape Recording System : Rotary head type DAT
  • Parallel Remote : 8-pin DIN connector (50 functions available)
  • Analog Input Connector : XLR-3 type
  • Analog Input Impedance : 10k ohms, balanced
  • Analog Output Connector : XLR-3 type
  • Analog Output Impedance : 50 ohms, balanced
  • Analog Matching Impedance : 8-600 ohms
  • Digital AES/EBU Type Input : XLR-3 type, 110 ohms, balanced
  • Digital AES/EBU Type Output : XLR-3 type, 110 ohms, balanced
  • Digital IEC Type 11 Input : FICA phono type (coaxial), 75 ohms & optical
  • Digital IEC Type 11 Output : RCA phono type (coaxial), 75 ohms & optical
  • Cylinder Diameter : 30 mm
  • Cylinder Rotation Speed : 2,000 RPM
  • FF/Rewind Speed : Up to 250 times normal playback speed
  • Power Supply : 120VAC, 60Hz
  • Analog Inputs/Level : +4dBu (-18dB rec level)
  • Analog Outputs/Level : +4/-10dBu (-18dB)
  • Depth : 31.5 cm
  • Dynamic Range : More than 92 dB
  • FF/REW Time : Approx. 35 sec for a 2-hour DAT tape
  • Frequency Response : [fs: 48kHz] 10Hz - 22,000Hz (±0.5dB), [fs: 44.1 kHz] 10Hz - 20,000Hz (±0.5dB)
  • Headphone Connector : TRS phone jack
  • Height : 12.2 cm
  • Input Sample Frequencies : Recording: 48kHz/44.1kHz (analog inputs); 48kHz/44.1kHz/32kHz (digital inputs); Playback: 48kHz/44.1 kHz/32kHz (selected automatically)
  • Maximum Output Level : 30mW + 30mW, 32 ohms
  • Power Consumption : 30 Watts
  • Quantization Bit Rates : 16-bit linear PCM
  • Search Speed : Up to 250X normal playback speed
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio : More than 92 dB
  • Tape Speed : 8.150 mm/sec. (normal track) 12.225 mm/sec. (wide track)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion : Less than 0.03% (+4dBu, 1 kHz), Less than 0.007% (+22dBu, 1 kHz)
  • Tracks/Channels : 2 (stereo)
  • Weight : 5.9 kg
  • Width : 43 cm
  • Wow and Flutter : Unmeasurable

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