The Philips DAT850 is a unique and rare gem in the world of digital audio. Produced in 1991, this machine was developed during a time when Philips was also working on the Digital Compact Cassette (DCC) format. Despite being a rebadged JVC XDZ-505, Philips was able to enhance the sound quality of the DAT850, as noted in a 1991 review by the German magazine 'Audio'.
The Philips DAT850 was not only a technical marvel, but it also had a sleek and stylish design that was ahead of its time. This machine is highly sought after by audio enthusiasts and collectors alike. In addition, Marantz also produced a version of the DAT850, known as the Marantz DT-80.
On this page, you'll find photos and information about the Philips DAT850, offering a glimpse into the evolution of digital audio technology and the rare beauty of this exceptional machine.