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DRE-S777

Sony DRE-S777
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Description

The Sony DRE-S777 Sampling Digital Reverb employs a newly developed DSP (Digital Signal Processor) which allows Real Impulse Response processing. It performs high speed, real-time processing, and provides natural reverberations based on actual acoustic spaces such as concert halls.

Several reverb data, including a plate reverb incorporated as standard
The supplied CD ROM holds reverb data of existing acoustic spaces (reverb sources) for the Sony DRE-S777 such as concert halls and churches, as well as a digitally simulated plate reverb which was previously impossible. Variable reverb data, with different reverb times, are provided for each sound source.

Excellent signal-to-noise ratio
Thanks to the digital signal processing and use of high-quality A/D and D/A converters, the Sony DRE-S777 achieves an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 100 dB or better.

Variable reverb time
The reverb time can be changed over a range of 0.3 to 6 seconds in 0.25 second steps. (The adjustable range differs according to the sound source.)

Instant switching of reverb programs using 9 cache memories
A reverb program loaded from the CD ROM can be stored in a cache memory. Up to 9 reverb programs can be stored in 9 cache memories and switched instantly.

Pre-delay function
The delay time can be adjusted from 0 to 0.5 seconds.

Pre-equalizer function
The Sony DRE-S777 is equipped with a four-band equalizer. The center frequency, gain and filter width (Q) for each band can be changed. The equalizer can be set to the original sound (Dry) only, the reverb sound (Wet) only or both (Input).

Memory Stick storing up to 99 reverb setups
The memory stick is capable of storing up to 99 reverb setups, 92 adjusted on the MIXER and SETUP displays plus 7 factory presets. A memory label can be set for each setup. This function is useful when you want to recall the status previously adjusted.

Sampling reverb software providing rich reverberation samples
Reverb programs based on famous halls, churches and natural environments worldwide are also available in the optional DASK-S70x series sampling reverb software CD ROMs.

A variety of signal processing options using the optional expansion DSP

As standard, the Sony DRE-S777 allows the “Mono in Stereo out” mode. By installing the optional DABK-S703 expansion DSP, the following signal processing options are possible.

Stereo in Stereo out
Mono in 4-channel out
Mono in Stereo out (2Fs)
Split in 4-channel out (two sets of monaural inputs to be output as two sets of 2-channel outputs)
Optional A/D and D/A converters allowing analog inputs/outputs
The optional DABK-S701 A/D converter provides 2-channel analog inputs; the optional DABK-S702 D/A converter provides 2-channel analog outputs. Two DABK-S702 can be installed. With these converters, the following signal processing options are available.

48 kHz/24 bit Stereo analog in four channel analog out
96 kHz/24 bit Stereo analog in Stereo analog out

Specifications
Released in: 1999
Quantization: 24bit
Sampling Frequency: Up to 96kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz-40kHz
Dynamic Range: 110dB
THD: Below 0.005%

Discussions

Is anyone still using hardware reverb units?

This is my current outborard reverb list: Sony DRE-S777 T.C. Electronic System 6000 Kurzweil KSP8 Quantec QRS/XL Lexicon 480L Lexicon Model 200 Lexicon PCM 70 Yamaha SPX2000 Bricasti M7 - sold Roland R-880 Roland SRV-330 Klark Teknik DN780 Zoom 9200 Yamaha ProR3 2x Behringer V-Verb Sony DPS-R7 Dynacord DRP15 Ensoniq DP/4 Ibanez SDR 1000+ (= Sony MU-R201) Ibanez SDR 1000 Dynacord VRS-23 AKG BX-20 Spring Reverb AKG BX-15 Spring Reverb Tapco Spring Reverb Great British Spring Reverb I still prefer...

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Hyped GS gear from 10 years ago...

...maxx bcl, focusrite liquid 4pre, crane song hedd 192 - lex 300. pcm96s - eventide orville, h8000 - quantec 2402, 2496 - sony dre-s777, dmx-r100 - euphonix/studer/weiss/apogee/rme converters - etc.

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Lord of the Rings Reverb?

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