Direct to disk completely autonomous (with Intgr mixing with the possibility to record both numrique (16-channel ADAT / AES / EBU and SPDIF) but also in analog and no deformation of the sound!
possibility to store all media types and even a SCSI DAT computer for archiving music!
all types of media are synchro (with optional boards)
You can record 8 tracks simultaneously and read 16 at the same time (not counting the "bus" that allows to transfer 16 tracks on two tracks numrique total!)
Configuration is very simple, no features "caches" everything is clear and intuitive
the manual is very clear and makes the machine very easy to use after a few hours
The registration system is clean AKAI (system compression between converters) rsultat: crystal clear sound in the treble and very very dynamic !!!... fishing on this unit "buried" good number of direct to disk present and care must be taken at the output of this machine if you do not want to see her pregnant !!!.... smoking at home when the bass is very well reimbursed as and machine a little color and very enjoyable sound in the bass of 20-250 Hz, which is very enjoyable when using the 16 dr for contemporary music that require a big sound in the bass and treble very pr cis.
I use it for 7 years and I intend to use it again for quite some time to come because it surpasses in many dynamic machines equivalents
we begin to find around 1500 euros with options so that price the buy it eyes closed!
I bought mine almost 6000 euros with the options and I still buy it now if the opportunity arises Submitted!
The DR16 really "sound" on all points, and how fishing!!
The converters are really great.
A very pro machine.
PS: Do not forget this machine was sold 8 years ago, nearly 5000 Euros without options.
The only downside of this material is that I believe the translation of "Akai" should be "option" because initially there are no MIDI or SMPTE or ADAT or VGA card (but it's a bit of normal a machine that the quality, not all users need the same options).