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Old 21st May 2020
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IIRC the ADC on the Sony PCM-R700 (4 head DAT) wasn't too bad (certainly better than their earlier time code DAT machines or a stock 1630) and taking a digital output would pass 24 bits (writing SBM dithered 16 bit to tape only). Not that this was common at all, and the DAC in it was 20 bit.
At the time, we switched from modified filter 1630s to Digital Audio Denmark.