up where the extremely successful TCD-D5
left off - same durability, same quality, same ease of use... in
most portable DAT recorders, the TCD-D10 sports a full-size drum
assembly ; the one used here (DOH-01) is the same as that in the
portable (1988) and DRD-100
duplicator. The motor itself comes fom the ubiquitous DTC-1000ES
and the d/a chip from the Burr Brown PCM56 series.
2kg with the battery pack (1,8kg without), the TCD-D10 ProII wasn't
portable as we hear it today but it was and still is far longer
lasting than almost anything we can access today. Since DAT tapes
age very little if properly stored, the goal of recording itself
was fully reached... and kept.
"D" in D10 stands for "Densuke" : a 1950s successful
japanese newspaper cartoon which featured an early Sony portable
recorder. The name of the character stuck and Sony used it until
views of the previous two versions (D10 & D10 PRO) right here.