SCMS Tweakers

Behringer Ultramatch SRC2000digital sample rate/format converter
Intro: 05/2000
IN: XLR, RCA, optical
OUT: XLR, RCA, optical

Features: Accepts sampling frequencies from 25 kHz to 60 kHz, Selectable input (XLR, RCA, optical), Converts into output frequencies 44.1 kHz or 32 kHz, The output signal format can be specified -- no incompatibilities, All outputs (XLR, RCA, optical) are concurrently active (splitter, signal distribution), Enables manipulation of Emphasis and copy prohibit bits, Transformer balanced In-/ Outputs, No ground loops even through RCA (coaxial) inputs, Reliable operation even on week input signals (as found when using damaged cables), Removes Jitter and corrects detuned or wrong Sample Rates, Can be used to change incorrect Emphasis coding, Removes copy prohibit bit, Self configuring digital Anti-Aliasing filter, THD under 0.001%, Noise below -95 dBFS, Universal external synchronization via separate Wordclock input, Extremely fast tracking allows even for Varispeed applications, Automatically resynchronizes varying sample rates, Master units (CD-Player, DAT) can be used in slave mode, Corrects unformatted passages on DAT and other media, Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system,



Hucht Elektroniklabor Index Copyprocessor ICP 1-CESCMS StripperDM598, DM298, DM198

Description: A reader comments: If you want to make digital copies between two MD or DAT decks, you can eliminate the SCMS by using an "Index Copyprocessor ICP 1-CE" from Hucht Elektroniklabor in Berlin. It costs DM 598 and has two inputs (one Toslink/optical and one coax/RCA) and two outputs (one Toslink/optical and one coax/RCA) plus AES/EBU in and out. Needs external power supply. Error flag LED on front, emulates DAT/MD start id's, CD, MD and DAT start id's will pass through.

If you want, they can even build in your MD or DAT deck an anti-SCMS system. This costs DM 298. You need however to send in your deck so they can build it in. I have one built in my Sony DAT DTC-2000ES and it also works perfectly and tranparently.

They also have a kit for you to build in yourself this anti-SCMS system. The kit just needs 5V - 80mA from your deck. This costs DM 198. The advantage is if you live out of Europe you don't have to send in your deck. You do have to build it in yourself though.

Also available is the Hucht Copy Processor MK 3: Kills scms 100%, Optical+Coax in, Opt.+Coax out, can be used as coax-opto-coax converter too. Error flag led on front, up to 24 audio bits. CD, MD and DAT start id's will pass through. Has internal 220V transformer. Price 400DM = $222

I highly recommend these. They are sold by:

BR Elektronik
Gotenstrasse 20
10829 Berlin
Tel/fax: + 49 30 781 44 07

Tonstudiobedarf Heinz Bluthard
Neue Bruecke 6
70173 Stuttgart
Germany, Tel: +49 711 29 76 90

Tonstudiotechnik Thomas Funk
Pfuelstrasse 1
10997 Berlin
Germany, Tel: +49 30 611 51 23

-Philippe Charlier, Loerrach, Germany ( and Dirk (


TechnoLab Digicon2SCMS Stripper$190, $350

Description: Connected between a digital source and target, it resets the copy protection bits to 00 (unrestricted copying). Handles 32 to 48 kHz input and converts between coax and optical i/o. Note that this unit strips out the CD track markers too, you'll need the $350 version to retain them.


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