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#1 Van Presence

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:06 AM

Picked this up last week
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#2 ford93

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:16 AM

I still love the look on these and believe or not you can re-record on these over and over and they will perform quite well!



#3 T-STER

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:11 PM

Yeah gotta love that ally frame :D



#4 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 05:06 PM

I still remember not being able to eject a heavy arse MA-XG from the deck in my dad's brand new car! Ended up damaging the eject motor in the process. Had to go back to the car dealer to pull the deck to get the tape out! :-)

My dad was not impressed!! 😆👎

#5 Van Presence

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 12:02 AM

Yea I never knew there was such a saying as "dam this tape is heavy" Couldn't believe how heavy it is.
It's never been recorded on but was opened.

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 06:59 AM

Would love to get my hands on another one of these:

 

 

 

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#7 Ceestarrs

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:38 PM

I still have some MA-XGs and possibly one of the original MA-Rs in one of my many boxes of tapes.

Never seen an SA-XG, pretty sure they weren't on general sale in the UK. Nice looking bit of kit : )



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 01:46 AM

Inside look of TDK MA-XG:

http://compactcasset...-1992-1995.html

 

Browsing menus on this site you can find many interesting things about cassettes. :yes:



#9 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:24 AM

For some reason, I experienced tape breakage issues with this model of TDK tape - issues I never had with other models of TDK tapes!?

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:47 AM

For some reason, I experienced tape breakage issues with this model of TDK tape - issues I never had with other models of TDK tapes!?

 

JJ what do you mean breakage?



#11 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:42 PM

For some reason, I experienced tape breakage issues with this model of TDK tape - issues I never had with other models of TDK tapes!?

 
JJ what do you mean breakage?
The tape itself used to break (normally within a few minutes from the start/end of the tape).

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:31 AM

 

 

For some reason, I experienced tape breakage issues with this model of TDK tape - issues I never had with other models of TDK tapes!?

 
JJ what do you mean breakage?
The tape itself used to break (normally within a few minutes from the start/end of the tape).

 

 

It could have been the deck. Some decks were known not to handle these very well because of the weight.

 

i never had an issue with MA'.



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:57 AM

For some reason, I experienced tape breakage issues with this model of TDK tape - issues I never had with other models of TDK tapes!?


JJ what do you mean breakage?
The tape itself used to break (normally within a few minutes from the start/end of the tape).

It could have been the deck. Some decks were known not to handle these very well because of the weight.

i never had an issue with MA'.
Hmmm...... Apart from that one time I played it in my dads car, I only ever used MA-XG tapes in my parents high end HiFi deck as my boombox at the time couldn't handle metal tapes.

It was weird how the tape never broke at the very end but 30 seconds to 1 minute from each end. That HiFi deck was near new at the time and didn't cause other brands of tape to break!? Who knows. Maybe my local batch of MA-XGs were faulty!?