digital audio tape
- noun a compact cassette, smaller than an audio cassette, that provides a system of recording sound as digital information onto magnetic tape with very high-quality reproduction.
- A helical-scan magnetic storage medium used for recording and reproduction of digitally encoded audio, usually utilizing a sampling rate of up to 48 kHz.
- A helical-scan magnetic storage medium used for the recording and storage of digitally encoded data. Such tapes may store from 2 to 24 gigabytes of data, and can transfer at rates of over 2 Mps.
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