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Optimus DCT-2000


Your new Optimus DCT-2000 DCC (Digital Compact Cassette) Deck introduces a new generation of digital audio. The DCT 2000 can play or record DCCs, which give you the same super sound quality as a compact disc or digital audio tape (DAT). But the DCT-2000 does even more-it can also play your existing collection of standard audio (analog) cassettes. This versatility is unmatched by any other digital audio device on the market.

Your DCC deck lets you record a digital copy of another digital medium, such as a CD or DAT (if the medium is not copy-protected). The deck also features analog (non-digital)inputs that let you make digital recordings of analog program material.

The DCT-2000 gives you the best in digital audio by providing the following special features:

  • Digital Connection Jacks-let you connect a digital audio device that has fiber-optic or standard phono digital jacks, for unsurpassed dubbing quality.
  • ID Editing System-lets you add ID markers to a user-recorded DCC for more control over tape playback.
  • Automatic Search Music System (ASMS)-helps you quickly find the beginning of tracks on a DCC.
  • Timer Display-shows elapsed and remaining times on an entire DCC or a single selection on a DCC.
  • Text Display-shows the album title, song title, and album credits on prerecorded DCCs.
  • Track Programming-lets you program the deck to play only selected tracks on a DCC.
  • Automatic Reverse Play-lets you set the deck to play one or both sides of a DCC, or both sides continually (up to eight times).
  • Record Mute-lets you easily record a silent section on a recordable DCC.
  • Dolby NR (B and C) reduces tape hiss and background noise on standard audio (analog) cassettes recorded using Dolby NR.
  • Four-Sector Mono Compatibility-lets you play prerecorded, four-sector mono DCCs, which can contain up to 3 hours of monaural program material.
  • Wireless Remote Control-lets you control the deck's main playback functions from a distance.

Preparation and Connections



Advanced Functions / Hints and Tips / Care and Maintenance

Exploded Views and Parts List


Line Input Impedance 47 kohms +/-10%
Line Input Sensitivity 600 mV rms +/-1 dB
Line Output Impedance < 1000 Ohms
Line Output Level 2 Vrms
Playback (Prerecorded DCC to TAPE OUT)  
Total Harmonic Distortion (@ 1 kHz) 0.0035%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio. 95 dBA
Channel Separation (@ 1 kHz) 85 dB
Record/Playback (COAXIAL/OPTICAL IN/OUT)  
Total Harmonic Distortion (@ 1 kHZ) 0.035%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 95 dBA
Channel Separation (@ 1 kHz) 85 dB
Record/Playback (TAPE IN/OUT)  
Total Harmonic Distortion (@ 1 kHZ) 0.005%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 92 dBA
Channel Separation (@ 1 kHz) 65 dB
Frequency Response 5 Hz-20 kHz+/-0.5 dB
Intermodulation Distortion (@ - 4 dBfs) -80 dB
Line Output Level. 700 mV rms
Line Output Impedance < 1000 Ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion (@ 1 kHz) 1 %
Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)  
   Normal 40 Hz-16 kHz
   CrO2 40 Hz-17 kHz
   Metal 40 Hz-18 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 55 dB
   With Dolby B 65 dB
   With Dolby C 75 dB
Channel Separation (@ 1 kHZ) 45 dB
Wow and Flutter 0.1% WRMS
Sampling Rate 44.1KHz if DAT is source 48KHz and frequency is 5Hz to 20KHz
Temperature Range  
   Operating 32 F-109 F (0 C-43 C)
   Storage -40 F - 149 F (-40 C - 65 C)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 5-1/2 x 17-1/4 x 12-1/4 Inches (14 x 44 x 31 cm)


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Last Updated 22 July 2005
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