The DC2N ("Dumping C2N") is a standalone device whose purpose is to make digital backups of Commodore tapes. It can also be used as a replacement for the Commodore Datassette. DC2N features a connector for the datassette port (compatible with e.g. the Commodore 64's), a slot for an SD card, where tape image files can be stored, and a cardedge connector, where a Datassette can be connected, to allow tape content imaging. Attaching a TAP file is equivalent to inserting a cassette into a Datassette.
In Datassette emulation mode load and save are supported.
2 formats of tape image files are supported:
- standard TAP, version 0 and version 1 only, for loading
- a custom format, where each pulse takes 16 bits, for recording and tape imaging