This is the Philips DAT880. A digitale audio tape recorder from the late 80's / begin 90's. It is a prototype, 100 pieces are build. Even rarer then a Philips DAT850.
Inside there is a TDA1541 d/a converter.

If anyone has information about this DAT recorder, please contact us.

Edit 26-04-2008: The transport mechanism is very likely the same mechanism used in the A&D D-9000 and Akai AD-93 (see pictures at the bottom of this page). If you have any information/pictures of these models, or if you have a service manual available, please contact us.



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A&D D-9000 DAT recorder.

Below are some pictures of the A&D D-9000 dat recorder. Notice the transport mechanism. It appears to be the same as the transport mechanism used in the Philips DAT880.
If you have any technical information about the transport mechanism of the A&D D-9000 (or Akai AD-93), or if you have a service manual available, please contact us.




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