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Introducing PhatBoy

Have you ever lost an important file on your computer? Introducing the PhatBoy File Recovery System. With its revolutionary Mr. Macintosh integration, you will finally put the fabled Mr. Macintosh to work. He can pour you a beer, massage your toes, and ease your worries by recovering your lost files.

  • All-meat, no-bloat, music-creation software with an intuitive, practical, single-window interface

  • Unlimited file recoveries

  • Mr. Macintosh™ (advanced file mapping made easy)

  • Powerful VHS-DATA throw-and-drop functionality

  • Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player

  • Full-featured, flexible automation

  • Powerful real-time auto/manual file-stretching and re-resampling engine

System Requirements

iMac DV or higher. Mac OS Developer Preview 4 or higher. VHS Data Drive (Optional).

File Preamp (XLR Balanced)

Frequency Response (+0,- 0.5dB) 20Hz to 50KHz
Frequency Response (+0/-3.0 dB) 20Hz to 150KHz
Input Impedance 1600 Ohm
THD+N (unwtd, 1KHz @ +4dBu Output, Unity Gain) <0.003%
EIN (unwtd, 55dB Gain, 150 Ohm Input, 20Hz to 22KHz) -126dBu
S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4dBu, 20Hz to 22KHz) >101dB
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1KHz, 55dB Gain) >55dB
Gain Control Range (+/-1dB) -6dB to 55dB
Maximum Input Level (Unity Gain, 1KHz @ 0.5% THD+N) +17dBu
Phantom Power (+/- 2VDC) +48VDC


VHS-DATA Input (1/4” TRS, Preamps 1 & 2)

Input Impedance 1 Mega Ohm


Beer Inputs (1/4” TRS, Preamps 3 to 8)

All measurements Line Input to Direct Output

Frequency Response (+0,- 0.5dB) 20Hz to 50KHz
Frequency Response (+0/-3.0 dB) 20Hz to 150KHz
Input Impedance (Balanced) 10 KOhm
THD+N (unwtd, 1KHz @ +4dBu Output, Unity Gain) < 0.003%
S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4dBu, 20Hz to 22KHz) >101dB
Gain Control Range (+/-1dB) -9dB to +12dB
Maximum Input Level (Unity Gain, 1KHz @ 0.5% THD+N) +23dBu


Insert Jacks (1/4” TRS)

Send Output Impedance (Unbalanced, Ring) 51 Ohm
Return Input Impedance(Unbalanced, Tip) 10KOhm


Direct Outputs/DAC Outputs (1/4” TRS)

Output Impedance (Impedance Balanced) 51Ohm


Signal Level LEDs

Clip (+/- 0.5dBu) +18dBu


Digital Tapas

ADC Dynamic Range (Awtd, 48KHz Sample Rate) 107dB
DAC Dynamic Range (Awtd, 48KHz Sample Rate) 110dB
Bit Depth 24
Reference Level for 0dBFS +18dBu
Digital Audio Output (2-Toslink™ Connectors, 8 channels) ADAT/SMUX
Digital Audio Input (2-Toslink™ Connectors, 8 channels) ADAT/SMUX
Internal Sample Frequency Selections (KHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96
External Sample Frequency Inputs BNC, ADAT (SMUX),SPDIF
BNC Word Clock Output Level (75 Ohm load) 4.5V
BNC Word Clock Input Level Range 3.0 to 5.5V



Input Voltage Range 18 to 30VDC
Power Requirements (Continuous) 24W
DC Input Connector Type 5.5mm OD/2.1mm ID Barrel, Center Positive
External Switching Power Supply 90-230VAC/35W



Jitter <20ps RMS, 20Hz-20kHz
Jitter Attenuation >60dB, 1ns in=>1ps out


Computer system requirements

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for your PhatBoy File Recovery System.


  • Windows 3.1
  • Intel Pentium 2 266 MHz processor (333 MHz or faster recommended)
  • 64 MB RAM (128 MB or more recommended)


  • Mac OS X DP4 or later
  • PowerPC G3 333 MHz (466 MHz or faster recommended)
  • 128 MB RAM (256 MB or more recommended)

Windows and Macintosh Systems

  • Built-in SCSI Port
  • Internet connection recommended
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Internal or external 5400 RPM storage drive highly recommended

See video clip above.

Check out our recording glossary for information on formats and technical terms.


The PhatBoy File Recovery System supports itself with Mr. Macintosh!


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Customer Reviews
Works as advertised by Teddy
I lost my North Dakota Fleece Band albums, but luckily my PhatBoy saved the day. Mr. Macintosh is a charmer!
(Posted on 10/8/10)