Digital Compact Cassette

A type of recording format announced by Philips in 1990, designed to compete with the R-DAT format. The system allows for the recording and playback of analog cassettes as well as DCCs on the same machine. Uses PASC (Precision Adaptive Subband Coding), derived from the MPEG-1, Layer 1 data reduction system to provide data compression (lossy) for the recording of digital audio on wide magnetic tape at ips. This format has not been widely adopted. Sometimes called DCAC for Digital Audio Compact Cassette. See also MiniDiscDAT, and CD.

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