Alon Posted January 24, 2001 Share Posted January 24, 2001 Just curious as to how many of you guys (or gals) out there still use Dats for anything. As far as I'm concerned Dats are DEAD, and I don't really mind one bit... I've been using Dats since 1989. I had a 15 bit casio machine that kinda sounded like crap. I owned a Nakamichi cassette deck (Dragon) that sounded better than that Dat machine !!! The reason I'm knocking Dats is that recently I've been converting some of my old material, which is on Dat, over to HardDisk. I have hundreds of old Dat tapes, and a good percentage of them are so fucked that they are basically useless. (Digital distortion all over the place etc.) When they first came out with Dat, what was the expected life span of the tapes ? I'm weary of playing back anything that was done more than 5 years ago. Dat tapes are incompatible between certain manufacturer's machines, they use error correction schemes, tapes get stuck in machines, they basically suck... I've mixed countless things to Dat over the years, but I'm glad that there are now other/better options out there. Anyone else glad that Dats are Dead ? . Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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