Our cables can be used to "daisychain" between Sony portable DAT
machines (other brands too). For example, if you were dubbing from a
DAT deck and someone else wanted to dub from you at the same time, you'd
use a daisychain. And if someone was recording using microphones at a
concert and you wanted to take a digital feed from him and pass it on to
another taper, you'd again use a daisychain.
The daisychain would look like this:
The first DAT machine would use a 7-Pin-to-Coax cable to output its
digital data stream. The second machine would use a 7-Pin-Coax-I/O
cable. A simple RCA-coax-to-RCA-coax barrel would connect the first
cable to the input side of the second cable. The third DAT deck could
also use a 7-Pin-Coax-I/O cable and hook up the same way as the second
deck. The last deck in the chain could use either a 7-Pin-Coax-I/O
cable or a Coax-to-7-Pin cable.
If you were dubbing a tape that had SCMS limitations, an SCMS stripper
could be inserted anywhere in the daisychain.