I'm still very keen to buy a good example of a Nakamichi Dragon or ideally CR7E but not convinced I'll actually use it. Its one of those things I really wanted but couldn't afford when they were popular - much like a laserdisc player. Is anyone still activly (i.e. on at least a weekly basis) using cassettes in their system or even a reel to reel player of some sort?
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Anyone else still enjoying cassettes on a regular (at least once weekly) basis?
I'm sure there are more of you out there!
Maurice (Store Manager)AudioAffair, now including Faithful Audio
On a plus point, you don't see street-lamps with tape wrapped around them any more after a frustrated driver has unpicked Brothers In Arms from the dash before hurling it out of the window.
Do the "youf" of today even have such a concept of giving someone a mix-tape? - obviously where copyright allowed
Formerly Still known as Lee H
Take a look at this site - http://www.c-90.org/catalogue/tapes/TDK
It's just incredible. I don't know which is worse, the fact there is a site as comprehensive as this - or the fact that I know where it is!
OMG, thanks a million for that link! Brought back many happy memories. I sold thousands of these in my 20s; we used to get them from Top Tape (in Harrow or Uxbridge, I recall) and still made a profit. As someone else says, they were serious bucks - at least two quid for a C90.
I used D, AD, SA, SA-X and Metal along with various derivatives. Was a long-time fan of Maxell too, and we even got original Hitachis too (who made Maxell).
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Yes; almost weekly.
Digitising the non-commercial stuff onto CD with an Alesis Masterlink. I had to pack up all the cassettes to re-arrange the music room recently, and shocked myself with the number of them. I have a picture somewhere.....
Don't forget my favourite....
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after so many years of keeping them, two days ago I finally wrestled myslef into throwing away all my cassettes! oh, memories...
System here http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/my-dream-system-oh-maybe-one-day
TDK cassete's where brilliant hate this digital rubbish. I love good ole analog and recording on TDK casset's was fantastic result's.
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