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Old 12th April 2013, 11:20 AM   #11
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Old 12th April 2013, 01:45 PM   #12
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Still have an LX3 and 2 td1200 car head units in abox somewhere. I never thought they sounded exceptional even when they were at the top of the heap.
At least the concept stayed around for awhile compared to today,s technogoly

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LOL poor tape players

They only sound good with type 2 or 4 tapes, Type 1 sound rubbish

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Old 17th April 2013, 03:14 AM   #14
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Does anybody still play music cassettes?
Indeed I do Sam!

I am very selective when i buy them!!!!!!

I make sure its not DIGITALLY TRANSFERRED to the tape (I look for XDR and/or I read the detail sleeve (If it has one))

I make sure its not a CHROME tape as those dont sound as good in my opinion....


I only get original format releases... The newest tape i have gotton is from 1991: Micheal Bolton "Time love and tenderness"

I imagine anything newer will be HARD TO FIND not digitally transferred
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Old 17th April 2013, 03:47 AM   #15
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I've bought a few over the past 5 years; sealed tapes from the $1 or $2 bin. Still have about 400 or so in tape suitcases, but they have all gone into storage since I transferred them to 1's and 0's.
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Old 17th April 2013, 03:44 PM   #16
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sadly yess. I still have a Cassette gizmo in my car (oem) Frankly though it doesn't sound great. Decent but not great. But better than the radio IF one could tolerate the gibberish inherent to current radio.
Annoyingly the cassettes are a genuine PITA to store and switch tracks on.
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Old 18th April 2013, 09:36 PM   #17
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Cassettes now my main source of music, mostly recorded from vinyl or reels. Much better sound than CD, more convenient to use than vinyl (and saves precious LPs from wear and damage) and a lot of fun. I have quite a number of good cassette decks and many of them are used on a daily basis. I forgot when I've used my CD player last time - probably over a year ago.

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I had collected over two decades several hundred cassettes of Jim Wilke's Jazz After Hours. Took them to Mexico one winter and gifted them to a friend there.
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Cassettes now my main source of music, mostly recorded from vinyl or reels. Much better sound than CD, more convenient to use than vinyl (and saves precious LPs from wear and damage) and a lot of fun. I have quite a number of good cassette decks and many of them are used on a daily basis. I forgot when I've used my CD player last time - probably over a year ago.

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Old 22nd April 2013, 03:49 AM   #20
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I have been kinda curious about how cassettes might sound to me these days. I have a Nak RX-202 and a TD-800 (car unit) stashed. I also have lots of old tapes. Twenty years ago, I ended a 15 year audio retail career and throughout, it seemed like you could just hear noise build up with successive plays on demo LPs. So most people I knew would play a new direct-to-disc, imported pressing or remaster once to record it and then just play it the recording. Only break out the LP on special occasions. This demanded that you had a good, calibrate-able deck and good tape. For my era, the ZX7, ZX9 or Dragon were the reference and we would all use the store's demo unit to make recordings. So... Thanks for bringing this up. I need to dig that stuff out and see For that matter, I am also curious about my old Akai open reel deck.
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