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Old 08-07-2016, 06:55 PM   #21
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Still have my dual cassette deck from the late 80's (excellent condition), and a bunch of tapes from 80's to the late 90s...CD recording came in.

TDK MA-X was a great premium cassette w/ TDK SA-X as my go to all time fav.
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:00 PM   #22
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Cassettes leave much to be desired. They are just lacking in almost every area. Even the artwork and liner notes are shrunken down to pointlessness.

Remember during the break between songs on a cassette and sometimes faintly hearing the other side's track playing in the background? Am I remembering that correctly?
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:49 AM   #23
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You must have a cheap deck, I've never heard that.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:26 AM   #24
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You must have a cheap deck, I've never heard that.
Maybe more along the lines of older (i.e run into the ground) and/or cheap cassettes? I've heard this phenomenon on several tapes, from many sources, such as walkmans, car stereos, and dedicated stereo receivers.
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:38 PM   #25
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I pretty much stopped buying CDs a couple of years ago. To make it short, I only buy music on cassettes and vinyl nowadays. And since cassettes always have been a huge part of certain genres (black metal & noise for example) and still are, it comes quite naturally. Also, only analog is real!
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Got this old Technics deck from my dad. Still works great. I have it hooked up along with a record player. I'll listen to about anything though...Vinyl, cassette, streaming, CD..
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:15 PM   #27
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Remember during the break between songs on a cassette and sometimes faintly hearing the other side's track playing in the background?
If you hear the tracks from the other side it is because the heads are not aligned with the tracks. Most commercially made cassettes were poorly recorded. They used cheap tape and recorded at high speed so there is a good chance the tracks are slightly out of line on the cassette and the head is able to pick up the opposite tracks.
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:56 PM   #28
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I've got two decent tape decks and tapes can sound excellent. Love tapes.

Small, compact and force me to listen to the whole record without skipping.

Auto reverse is a feature I wish my turntable had.
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Old 04-24-2017, 12:02 PM   #29
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Got this old Technics deck from my dad. Still works great. I have it hooked up along with a record player. I'll listen to about anything though...Vinyl, cassette, streaming, CD..
Wow ....................... looking at that photo sure brings back memories .............. I had one of those
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Tower Records in Dublin have said from their Twitter feed that they are selling TEAC 90 cassette decks for any new customers from their 2 stores.

The price is real expensive though at €449. Yikes.

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Old 08-09-2018, 05:34 PM   #31
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I grew up with cassettes and their decks but in early 2000 got rid of the deck. The dual well Technics deck I had was bottom line and it behaved like it too.

Fast forward (excuse the pun ) to about three years ago and I picked up a high end Yamaha KX-800 for only $50. The reason I picked it up as I have a lot of albums that cannot be found digitally or are prohibitively expensive to purchase on CD and I wanted to listen to them on my commute to work. I picked up a Sony and a Panasonic Walkman which I use regularily and now have access to my entire music library. I purchased another KX-800 for $95 and have it in my secondary system. I then picked up a 3rd cassette deck, a KX-630 for my bedroom system. The last deck had to be serviced and cleaned and now works almost as well as the KX-800s.

Here are the pics... first two pics are of a KX-800 in my main system and secondary system and the last pic is of the KX-630 in my bedroom system.

I was always fond of cassettes because of the involvement required to listen to it, much like vinyl.
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I liked them, especially since it was easy as pie to nab songs off the radio in decent quality. Only downside to them was that I had a tendency to end up with cheap mobile players which ate them at a fairly high consistency (I never had an official Walkman). I remember when I finally got a computer but I still didn't have a portable CD player, I was desperate enough that I would record songs onto tapes by holding a recorder to the computer speakers (since I didn't have any direct means of recording like a deck or sound card).
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Was happy cassettes died, CDs weren't great for portability compared to them because they'd end up scratched but being able to skip and go back instantly with a click of a button was a game changer. Although vinyl is still my preferred way of listening to music when at home.
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Old 08-18-2020, 10:45 AM   #35
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I was cleaning out my garage a couple of weeks ago, and I came upon a box of cassettes that I had forgotten about. I tipped them all into the waste bin. Sometimes you just gotta move on.
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:13 PM   #36
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I've got a couple, more for novelty reasons than anything else. Don't really see a place for them beyond niche circles in today's market, to be honest. I prefer vinyl for at home and CDs for in the car.

It's not niche markets. Some of the biggest acts today are putting out their new albums on cassette. Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Vampire weekend, Kayne West, Ariana Grande, Radiohead, Jenny Lewis, Billie Ellish, Prince, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Morrissey, The 1975, Deftones, The Rolling Stones, and many others. Cassettes are somehow making a small comeback. The Rolling Stones put their recent deluxe reissue on cassette.

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I pretty much stopped buying CDs a couple of years ago. To make it short, I only buy music on cassettes and vinyl nowadays. And since cassettes always have been a huge part of certain genres (black metal & noise for example) and still are, it comes quite naturally. Also, only analog is real!
Cassettes are not regulated to certain genres like black metal or noise. Everyone's getting into the cassette act these days. College rock/alternative never quite left them though.

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Was happy cassettes died, CDs weren't great for portability compared to them because they'd end up scratched but being able to skip and go back instantly with a click of a button was a game changer. Although vinyl is still my preferred way of listening to music when at home.

I don't understand this. I have a number of CDs that are scratched, but not not from porting them around. They got scratched from sitting in my house and stored in boxes among other things. I don't know that I've ever had scratches on a CD from carrying it around and playing it on my Car Discman, which I still use.
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