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Re: Global Shortage of Magnetic Tape? Cassettes making a comeback
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 08:34:13 AM »
https://www.wsj.com/articles/cassettes-are-making-a-comeback-but-there-s-a-kink-nobody-makes-tape-1509723435#comments_sector

Glad the company is providing a valuable service. There may be cassette tapes and reel to reels boxed up somewhere in the house, but the machines to play them are long gone
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Re: Global Shortage of Magnetic Tape? Cassettes making a comeback
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 10:27:47 AM »
I really never considered cassettes a high end or quality medium to listen to music. I found them to be great for portable music or ways to get my favorite songs off of the radio but that was it.

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Re: Global Shortage of Magnetic Tape? Cassettes making a comeback
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 03:17:11 PM »
I really never considered cassettes a high end or quality medium to listen to music. I found them to be great for portable music or ways to get my favorite songs off of the radio but that was it.
+1.  even the "high end" tandberg, nak, etc., tape decks were mid-fi at best, imo.

ymmv,

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Re: Global Shortage of Magnetic Tape? Cassettes making a comeback
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2017, 03:37:48 PM »
I really never considered cassettes a high end or quality medium to listen to music. I found them to be great for portable music or ways to get my favorite songs off of the radio but that was it.
+1.  even the "high end" tandberg, nak, etc., tape decks were mid-fi at best, imo.

ymmv,

doug s.


I had a tandberg deck and it was mid-fi. That was in the late 70s iirc.
McCormack DNA 1.0 Gold amp
SP Tech 2.1 speakers
Antelope Audio Gold dac
Auralic Aries Mini - Tidal
Roon Labs (upsampling to 24/192
Don Sachs phono
Basis Ovation turntable
Graham 1.5 T tonearm
AT-ML150 cartridge
PI Audio Uber
All cables by Gary A

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Re: Global Shortage of Magnetic Tape? Cassettes making a comeback
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 04:28:54 PM »
I really never considered cassettes a high end or quality medium to listen to music. I found them to be great for portable music or ways to get my favorite songs off of the radio but that was it.
+1.  even the "high end" tandberg, nak, etc., tape decks were mid-fi at best, imo.

ymmv,

doug s.


I had a tandberg deck and it was mid-fi. That was in the late 70s iirc.
the nak dragon was over $2k back then (~1980); the top tandberg (3014?) was ~$1500.  the revox b215 was about $1500; the b710 was ~$2k.  none were anything resembling hi-end, imo.

doug s.