Talk:PCM adaptor

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More detail[edit]

Check this page out for more detail on the CD audio format and the use of videotape to for mastering.

Idiotic Title[edit]

This title is silly, no one calls them "adaptors", not Sony (who invented them), not Aiwa, not Nakamichi, no one. Can someone rename this? I don't even know how to do it.

The models section is junk, too, randomly using commas and periods, and erroneously listing the F10 as the first PCM processor. If it was, where is the PCM-1?

Why get wound up on the title?[edit]

The title, although slightly odd is not inaccurate and certainly not silly. It is a very small point on a page containing much valuable information. Also to dismiss a section as junk because there are odd uses of commas and periods is going a bit too far when the essence of the section is technological information which still comes across as clear and concise. The previous commentator seems to get very upset at very minor grammatical points.

If there is missing information on the PCM-1 (I've never come across this model) then why not provide helpful additions for the model instead of just giving negative comments on the article?

One aspect I would question is the timeline for DASH/Prodigi machines. The Sony PCM-3324 came out and was widely used in prototype form in 1982 and in production in 1983, long before DAT and whilst the 2 track PCM-1610 & PCM-F1 systems were current. The Mitsubishi Prodigi models were around at this time and the 3M and Soundstream machines had been around since 1980 or earlier. The 2 track Sony DASH machines were developed and launched some years later but failed to become popular as the DASH and Prodigi formats were at the end of their life, losing out to DAT and DA88 formats which were much cheaper and smaller.

This author was the digital audio support engineer for Sony between 1982-1984 and was responsible for the complete professional range of digital audio products. (talk) 12:07, 9 February 2011 (UTC)