Sony PCM-7040

Sony PCM-7040

2-channel Timecode DAT Recorder Daily Rate: $100

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Ideally suited for interchanging audio between recording studios and video post production facilities,

Sony's PCM-7040 DAT recorder offers high-quality 2-channel digital recording with SMPTE TC.

This high-end recorder is useful for a wide range of audio recording applications where time code

synchronization and external control are required.




  • 2 channel time code DAT audio recorder with comprehensive external control and synchronization capabilities
  • Included as standard; Time Code Reader/Generator, Digital I/O, Memory Start, RS-232C I/F, and Edit Memory
  • Compact, lightweight and low power consumption
  • Start ID level Sync Function enables the PCM-7040 to write a Start ID automatically each time the audio level rises from period of silence and exceeds a selectable audio threshold
  • Internal clock for Time Date allows the automatic time-stamping of recording. This date and time data can be read later from the tape on any PCM-7040
  • Eject Control via 37-pin Parallel Remote
  • Key Reassignment for ease of use
  • Support the Sony ISR (Interactive Status Reporting) System which allows the user to remotely monitor and report the Status of critical performance parameters within the unit (via RS-232C or modem)
  • External Synchronization-The PCM-7040 recorder, with digital I/O and a time code reader/generator provided as standard, can be locked to a variety of external reference signals
  • General Purpose Interfacing facility 37-pin connector provides an interface to the RM-D7100 remote controller or to a synchronizer for remote control of transport functions.
  • Comprehensive Serial Remote Control 9-pin remote connector for convenient control from external equipment
  • Subcode Recording
  • Search/Locate Function-
  • Time Code Locate
  • Cueing
  • Start ID Search
  • Program Number and End ID Locate
  • Blank Search
  • Input Signal Level Control
  • Variable Speed Recording


  • Quantization : 16-bit linear
  • Modulation : 8 to 10 modulation
  • Recording time : 124 minutes (with Sony PDP-124)
  • Sampling frequency : 48kHz, 44.1kHz
  • Variable speed range : 12.5% playback
  • Frequency response : 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+-0.5 dB)
  • Power requirements : AC 120V (10% 60 Hz
    AC 230V +6/-10% 50/60Hz)
  • Power consumption : approx. 38 W at AC 120V
    approx. 0.3 A at AC 230V


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