Dcc in professional studios

After mr Timmers pronounced DCC and Cd-i dead, I seem to remember several highfi magazines talk about the fact that DCC would live on in professional studios (as a mastering tool).
Is there anyone here that can verify this? And if so… were there any prototypes developed in Eindhoven for this purpose? Would be a nice catch for the museum if such an item came to fruition…

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The DutchAudioClassics website has some pictures of professional DCC equipment, but I think it dates from before the introduction of DCC.

Unfortunately the first page is corrupted at the time of this writing: I only see grey rectangles.

https://dutchaudioclassics.nl/philips_professional_dcc_playback_unit_1/
https://dutchaudioclassics.nl/philips_professional_dcc_playback_unit_2/

===Jac

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I’ve seen some documents that stated the possibility, but not much more.

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It says it is a player only, but this chip is a write amp…
Quess there is more to it.
@Jac would you think this is a transport of a dcc 900 series?

It’s hard to tell without actually looking at it, but yes the electronics look like the first chip set. I think it may be the same mechanism as the 850 (which was never released but was used for early prototyping). The mech may also be similar or equal to the FC567 analog cassette recorder. The same website has scanned black and white pictures of an early prototype that was based on the FC567.

===Jac

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Thank you!
I try to do some more digging just to see what I can come up with.
And ofcours sharing it here…

The mechanism is very similar if not identical to that of first generation units.

I remember the same thing. From memory there where record lables keeping masters on DCC. I believe it was a japanese label. But who knows it was a long time ago

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Not sure of any of this is what you are looking for:)