The 1205 SPDIF Zombie accommodates externally
synchronizable equipment with a co-axial,
electrical SPDIF/CP340 interface (»Cinch«).
This mostly means consumer DAT recorders, which are quite popular within
the pro audio community. But beware: most DAT recorders lock perfectly
to an external clock of 32, 44.1, or 48kHz while recording, but
they completely ignore all external clocks during playback.
In plain English: in playback mode, external synchronization
of consumer DATs is simply not available, consumer DATs must
play the master role.
A single consumer DAT in playback mode slaves the entire studio
to the DAT. If this is not applicable, or if several consumer DATs
play back at once, use 1211 SPDIF&SRC Zombies.
In spite of their inherently limited word length of 16 bits, with appropriate
add-ons (e.g. an 18 or 20-bit A/D converter with noise shaping to 16 bits),
an astounding recording quality is achievable. - You don't believe
it? - Life below LSB has been demonstrated !
Find more about »Resolution below LSB«
in our »Technical Comment 1«.