Remember the D160 rack mount multitrack?
This should link digitally with a Fostex VF160, shouldn't it? Specs are
nearly the same, w/exception of quantization a/d and d/a converters:

D160 SPECS FROM OWNRS MANUAL:

3.5 inch, hard disk x 1 (E-IDE type),
(Optional hard disk)
Recording format : FDMS-3*
Save/Load format : FDIO-1 Ver.2**
Sampling frequency : 44.1kHz/48kHz
Quantization : 16-bit linear (Non expanded)
A/D: 18-bit 64-time, over sampling, Delta-Sigma
D/A: 20-bit 128-time, over sampling, Delta-Sigma

VF160 SPECS, ALSO FROM MANUAL

Recording/Reproducing
Recording Medium : 3.5 inch, hard disk (E-IDE type)
Recording Format : FDMS-3 (*)
Save/Load Format : FDIO-1 (**)
Sampling Frequency : 44.1kHz
Quantization : 16-bit linear (Non expanded)
A/D Converter : 20-bit 64 times, over sampling, Delta-Sigma
D/A Converter : 24-bit 128 times, over sampling, Delta-Sigma
No. of Recording Track : 16 real tracks + 8 additional tracks
*16 tracks for simultaneous recording
Vari Pitch Control : +/- 6%
Crossfade : 10msec.
Recording/Reproducing Frequency : 20Hz ~ 20kHz


Seems that the VF160 should/would be backward compatible, any opinions? Thanks- Dan, Monterey Ca.