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Removing A/D converters from obsolete machine

Discussion in 'Converters & Interfaces' started by dda, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. dda

    dda Guest

    I got a hold of an Magneto Optical Disk Recorder (AKAI DD1000). It seems to be a very obsolete format and the machine actually doesn't seem to work. Someone told me that the A/D converters are pretty good, though. So, I'm wondering if anyone would be able to tell me if it would be possible, or how difficult it would be for someone like myself, who doesn't have alot of experience with electronics, to remove the the A/D converters and make a sort of home made stand alone unit. Seeing as I am currently using a DIGI001, I thought it might be a step up. Any suggestions? Has anyone ever done something similar? Or is what I'm asking impossible?


  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    not wanting to burst a DIY bubble

    I think it may be just too tricky to warrant the effort.

    The 001 has lightpipe ... so with an external lightpipe converter you can get NON-digi AD's and obviously get units that are far younger than the 001.
    (younger = better ... perhaps :roll:)
    ... or use the SPDF port

    More money the more quality ... hopefully.

    ??? what was the bit depth of the AKAI unit ?
  3. dda

    dda Guest

    It's 16 bit 48khz.

    The manual says it has 24 bit internal processing.
  4. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    I though it was 16 bit

    With a 001 it is will be easier to use an SPDF or Lightpipe unit.

    Get a unit with wordclock i/o and it should serve you better in the future ... after you have upgraded the 001.
    One day you will get something else ... this is what happens.
  5. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    I took the liberty to highlight the reason why you shouldnt remove the A/D converters from the magneto disc.

    And if you have the slightest idea about how to design electronic devices how are you to build a 'stand alone' unit? You cant just start slapping parts together?

    And you seek to do this simply because someone told you that the A/D converters were good in the first place? :!:
  6. dda

    dda Guest

    Ok. I got the point. I wasn't looking for a confrontation. Just was wondering if it was possible. Thanks for your help.
  7. Mr-Nice

    Mr-Nice Guest

    I wasnt fighting either, sorry if I came off too aggressive.

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