Both TCD-D100 and PCM-M1 decks may be used with excellent
results whenever portable 2-track stereo is required.
For most users, these models are interchangeable being
virtually identical sans SCMS consideration. The D100/M1 transport
reliability has been proven to be nearly flawless by time
and experience of nearly four years in the field.
Significant analog/digital audio processing and tape transport
improvements allow audible quality and
reliability upgrades to the D7/8 decks. Decreased
shirt-pocket deck size with increased editing features, larger
display, and better placement of larger-sized main function
buttons allow easier operation with most all primary recording
and playback functions.
While internal battery powering is a bit more a consideration
than before, it's easily handled with a little knowledge about
NiMH battery usage (see battery tips) and the availability
of substitute disposable lithium cells that allow predictably
long and reliable field operation. External powering
packs are more easily connected to the new decks, allowing
even better long running accessory options (see BC-1/BD-1
on DAT battery systems page) than with previous models.
The digital I/O require additional patch cord accessory
the (no longer made by Sony)
RM-D100K digital interface adapter allows full Optical/Coaxial
S/PDIF format operation + IR remote for working with external
digital audio equipment.
If the portable deck you require or are motivated to seek is shirt-pocket size, has easy 4 hour battery powering, reliability, exceptional dual 20 bit A/D digital/analog audio processing, and ability to handle professional +4 dbu line level inputs, then you'll not find a more perfect match with using either TCD-D100 or (Pro version) PCM-M1.
or DSM-1S/ HRTF Baffled/Headworn Stereo Microphones ($450-$650)
MOD-2 Mic Power Upgrade For Powering
DSM Mics ($100)
BC-1 or BD-1 External 25+ &
55+ Hour Battery System ($80 & $90)
PA-24NJ or PA-3SX
Preamplifier; DSM power + 2-3 Hi-Quality MIC preamp verses
one Hi-Q MIC Gain of D100/M1
STD MIC XLR-3 to Reliable 3.5mm R/A Plug Adapters
Digital Patch SPDIF Coaxial digital audio input/output
adapter cable (aftermarket made with robust Sony 7-pin
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