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post #11 of 20 Old 03-18-17, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Re: The comeback of Cassette tapes and Vinyl?

LOL, yup.
They recently gave me a profecinal JVC Digital S deck as well. It was a format that was out just before High definition came out and was the competition the ED digital Bata format.

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post #12 of 20 Old 04-03-17, 09:28 PM
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Re: The comeback of Cassette tapes and Vinyl?

There's all kinds of chat on the net about the comeback of cassettes. Its not gonna happen despite my recent purchase of a 2nd deck. Vinyl never went away but will never reach the hayday before the CD came out. The growth will continue but it will never reach digital downloads in numbers. A big reason for this is my kids generation listen to random songs, not a whole album that my generation tended to do.
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Re: The comeback of Cassette tapes and Vinyl?

I was doing some digging in our storage room and found a box of my old belongings and in it was a cassette from MC hammer "have you seen her" still in its original case LOL

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Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
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I was doing some digging in our storage room and found a box of my old belongings and in it was a cassette from MC hammer "have you seen her" still in its original case LOL
Did you play it?
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Re: The comeback of Cassette tapes and Vinyl?

I did, and it still sounds not bad at all. Its been in a cool dry place for years.

I also have Chicago 17 on cassette and Tim Feehan's first album.
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Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
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post #16 of 20 Old 04-04-17, 03:29 PM
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Re: The comeback of Cassette tapes and Vinyl?

I had bought a Yamaha KX-800 with dbx NR facility about two years ago because I still have some casettes that I listen too. For fun, I recorded a CD on a chrome tape and if I were to compare the sound between the two blindfolded, I would not be able to distinguish the CD from the tape. It was just that good. I was gob smacked. I was able to buy some new blank cassettes from Ebay and began recording albums that I have that are not available digitally or on CD. I also picked up a Panasonic "Shockwave" Walkman so I could listen to these albums on cassette while commuting to work.
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Re: The comeback of Cassette tapes and Vinyl?

On a good new blank cassette chrome or metal it can sound really good. I used the Sony Metal SR100 blanks for years and still have some around that sound surprisingly good for being 20years old. I never used a DBX unit simply because of compatibility with other decks. Dolby C noise reduction was quite good.
Personalty I would just buy a CD recorder and record the Albums to that (thats what I did). Tapes are fun and nostalgic for sure.

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Re: The comeback of Cassette tapes and Vinyl?

Vinyl will contiue to rise in popularity for a lil while longer but cassettes will be a short lived fad.

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Re: The comeback of Cassette tapes and Vinyl?

well, regardlesss of whether they are coming or going, I decided to have my Nakamichi refurbished this year (capstan wheelie thingamagiggy?) as I have hundreds of party tapes from the 70's and I figure I can put them in while cleaning house or cooking for a good trip down memory lane. That and I lost 2500 lps in a marital dispute, and much of the old music I ONLY have on tape. Just moved and going thru equipment odds and ends and trying scrape together a logical setup for both LR and den, and for the first and only time am into new and lovely OLED TVs but aged and obsolete AVR and stereo equipment (from complete Adcom setup to Denon AVR 1911, Dual 1219 turntable, Nak 3-head deck, 2 huge tower SVS subs with 700 amp, Paradigm speakers, BR 4K DVD along with several more ancient decks). I'm not sure I even want to replace the AVR setup, but definitely want a nice stereo setup....to the point I may even be okay with a decent soundbar with my LG OLED (holding my hands over my ears so I dont hear you all scream). I simply am not as picky about movie sound as music sound...but then I guess I'll have to hook up some sort of AVR in the den to use the two huge SVS subs or they'll look pretty silly. <Sigh> Why can't it all last a lifetime...our pets and our equipment??
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Re: The comeback of Cassette tapes and Vinyl?

I have 3 decks, all Yamaha as you can see by my signature. I purchased my first KX800 as I have music that I have on vinyl that I cannot find digitally or prohibitively expensive on CD. I bought two Walkman that I use so I can listen to these albums on my commute to work. The second KX800 was purchased so that I can play the tapes on my 2nd system when my first system becomes unavailable. I then purchased a 3rd deck, a K-720 so that I could play the tapes in my bedroom system. I record with the deck's onboard dbx facility. I recorded a CD using dbx onto a Maxel Chrome tape and you will be hard pressed to hear a difference between the CD and the cassette.

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