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Cassettes anyone?

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  1. Dogs of Doom

    Dogs of Doom Moderator Staff Member

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    my problem w/ tape, is the binding agents they used back in the day

    unfortunately, I invested in some high quality metal tapes. Metal tapes are the worst. I went to play a tape after being stored for a couple decades & the metal shed all over the place, unplayable & self-destructing in the process...

    still cro2 & ferric oxide aren't a whole lot better.

    I live in what everyone calls a dry environment, yet moisture gets in the binding & makes the tapes sticky & shedding...
     
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    but of course.
     
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    I’ve sold hundreds Of cassettes over the last year. They sound good but they degrade and the players don’t last over time either. I’m sticking with vinyl for the Long term. Much more durable.
     
  4. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    i love my cassettes but cd's for me.
     
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    They sure did smell good new.
     
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    kinda like the New Car Mat smell !!
     
  9. Wildeman

    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    I still like them despite their drawbacks, i have a good stash and some good players and they're still cheap. I don't really take them outta the house and still have 30 year old tapes that play good, so ima keep messing with them, got like 2000 CDs and probably the same LPs too.
     
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    Yup, no tape hiss at high volumes and it is soo easy to skip around!
     
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    i use to swear by my cassettes. was going cd for nothing right.
    well one of my fav cds was ZZ Top greatest hits. the one with viva las vegas
    on it. i got like 20 cds for a penny type thing and got that disc.
    popped it in my buddies truck player and my ears heard so much more
    than i ever knew was there by cassette. i about fell over. tried a few more comparisons
    over the next few days and havent bought a new cassette since.
     
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    That's a great CD I have it myself and it does sound great. It's one I choose a lot for long road trips since there's so many great songs on it. Another great sounding one is the Bob Seager Nine Tonight CD. I had it on cassette, Vinyl and still on CD and the CD sounds fantastic. So many great tunes on that album as well, great for road trips. :cool:
     
  13. trax1139

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    All sound starts out analog and ends up analog...why f...k it up along the way with some robot tech?
     
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    Yep, any electronics that contain belts (Turntables, Cassette Decks, VCRs etc.) WILL eventually fail. They soften, turn to goo or just get all bent out of shape and stop doing the job.
     
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    Yea, but what if it's a transistor controlled robot?
     
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    what if it was a.............. Twisted Transistor?
     
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    Same here! Once I started down the road of CD's, cassette tapes we done for me also!
     
  18. trax1139

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    Nuthin’ like analog robots! They’re the best!
     
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    Auto- Reverse!

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    See that is one of the things that I enjoy about cassettes, is that you can't skip around! I've found that I listen to albums more if I'm listening on tape vs listening on CD or on my computer, and it's kind of neat.
     

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