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First LPs, now cassettes? What happened to quality???

Discussion in 'Source Components' started by Flint, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... ch_LEADTop

    So there is a trend in "audiophiles" collecting cassettes and claiming the obvious hiss, audible wow & flutter, phase shifting treble, and limited frequency response is "more real" sounding?

    If I spoke with those artifacts in my tone I'd be quarantined for months before they could clear me of having an epidemic contageon!!!
     
  2. topper

    topper Well-Known Member

    There must be an epidemic of ear infections ruining people's hearing.
     
  3. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    Everything old is new again.

    What's next? The victrola offers the pinnacle in sound quality?


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  4. mzpro5

    mzpro5 Well-Known Member Famous

    Naa just the guys with a sh*tload of cassette tapes they are trying to dump.
     
  5. topper

    topper Well-Known Member

    , , , , :text-lol:
     
  6. -B-

    -B- Well-Known Member

    I know that Scott from Fu Manchu will have their recordings put on cassette and play them in his El Camino to judge if the recording is to his liking.......I don't get it.
     
  7. Rope

    Rope Well-Known Member Famous

    Upcoming BIG improvement in audio media!

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    Don't forget to use the gum wrapper wedged between the player and tape, improves dynamic range, and sounds more realistic.

    Rope
     
  8. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    WTF is that thing?
     
  9. mzpro5

    mzpro5 Well-Known Member Famous

    Just in case you are not kidding - it is an 8 track tape
     
  10. Yesfan70

    Yesfan70 I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv Famous


    New one for me. I didn't think they still made 8-tracks in '85 (when that album was released). I still have that one on cassette some where.
     
  11. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    I actually have a couple of cassette tapes the I would still like to get converted to any type of digital format, CD or whatever.

    I have a couple of demo tapes of my nephews old band from the late eighties and early ninetires. The quality was never good, but I would like to have them and be able to keep them, but alas I have now way of doing it.
     
  12. Rope

    Rope Well-Known Member Famous

    First came the 4 track tape, didn't last long. 8 track was introduced right around 65 - 66, and believe me, be grateful you were never exposed to the finer qualities of 8 Track. What a PITA.

    Rope
     
  13. Yesfan70

    Yesfan70 I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv Famous


    If you have a cassette deck anywhere, go to the Rat Shack and get a mini plug to RCA adapter or cable. Then go and download Audacity on your PC and you're set to go.
     
  14. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member Famous

    I haven't had a cassette player anywhere but my cars for clost to twenty years. I haven't had a cassette player in a car for probably 15 years.
     
  15. Yesfan70

    Yesfan70 I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv Famous


    PITA? What are you crazy? 8 track rocks! Especially when the music would fade out (in the middle of a long song), you hear a loud "KACHUNK!", followed by the music fading back in.


    Classic!
     
  16. Yesfan70

    Yesfan70 I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv Famous



    Check the Gon or Fleabay. Maybe even check some of your local pawn shops or Goodwill (you'd be surprised at that one). I bet you could find a good one for under $50 easily.
     
  17. Botch

    Botch I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S! Superstar

    To be completely honest, the ability to listen to my favorite albums in my car in the '70's was the shiznit! :banana-dance: :banana-dance: :banana-dance:
     
  18. Lone Stranger

    Lone Stranger Well-Known Member

    I can vouch for that. I purchased a Yamaha cassette deck in excellent condition at a thrift store a couple of years ago. They still show up from time to time. That Yamaha is much higher quality than a new Sony I purchased many years earlier.
     
  19. Yesfan70

    Yesfan70 I'm famous now bitches! vvvvv Famous

    I still gots my Nakamichi deck (DR-8).
     
  20. Huey

    Huey Well-Known Member Famous

    Agreed! My sister and I got matching 8-track portable machines for Christmas one year, and I can truly say, that is what gave me a love for music. To this day, I still know all of the words to the Monkee's greatest hits! :music-listening:
     

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