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You have a DAT (Digital Audio Tape)

A Digital Audio Tape was in use from 1987 to 2005. It looks like a Compact Cassette, but it is only half its size. The recording technique also differs, because a DAT tape contains a digital signal. Moreover, the tape is only readable on one side. Make no mistake: that side can contain up to 180 minutes of audio clips.

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Professional use

DAT tapes are not common in living rooms. They were especially popular with studios and radio stations. They were also useful for the creation of back-ups of computer systems. However that is a thing of the past. Since the beginning of this century, more and more users have switched to other carriers.

Did you know …

… that DAT recorders are able to register programme numbers? In that way you can select an individual recording, just like on a CD.

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