d/a converter

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Stingray, Mar 17, 2002.

  1. Stingray


    May 12, 2000
    on my stereo i have a d/a converter first of all what is a d/a converter and does it only convert the music from the cd's. and how can i make a tape in to a digital recording and pu it on a cd for reletivly little money or is this not even possible
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    A Digital/Analog converter converts digital (music) data into an analog signal, e.g. the bits from the CD into a music signal. It's usually integrated into the cd player.
    You can't use that to make a recording, for this you need its counterpart, a analog/digital converter.
    And you'd still need a cd burner. Hifi standalone CD burners have a built-in A/D converter.

    DAT recorders have AD/DA converters you can use for external signals, but stereos usually have not.