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#1 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 01:16 AM

I picked these up from www.tapeheadcity.com. They have a MASSIVE brand new BLANKS section including more of these.

 

Soon, I am going to start recording some mix tapes with the goal of HIGHEST possible recording quality.

 

I have been sending my high end decks through the repair tech's shop and I am now to the point where I can utilize these high end tapes!

 

METAL SETTING!  :rock:

 

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#2 Fatdog

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 09:08 AM

That's a nice score, Chris!  $12 for a Sony Type IV cassette isn't that bad of a price.  I could spend four times that amount driving to all the thrift shops around here and still come up empty-handed.  Those Maxell XL-II cassettes are really nice too.



#3 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 01:46 PM

That's a nice score, Chris!  $12 for a Sony Type IV cassette isn't that bad of a price.  I could spend four times that amount driving to all the thrift shops around here and still come up empty-handed.  Those Maxell XL-II cassettes are really nice too.

I thought that was reasonable, certainly below eBay prices for type iv.

 

Charlie over at Tapeheadcity runs a pretty good operation and they are constantly getting in new old stock artist releases from back in the day as well as brand new releases. I didn't even know bands were releasing new music on cassette, but damn it, they are!

 

I have bought plenty of used cassettes as well and they are in very good condition.



#4 Reli

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 03:07 PM

If you haven't already, I would join one of the hifi forums and ask which tape works best with the deck you have. Seems like every deck prefers a different tape, though I don't quite understand it.

 

I recall someone claiming that a certain Sony metal tape deteriorates and leaves deposits on the head, but I don't remember which specific Sony tape he was talking about.



#5 JVC Floyd

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 06:15 PM

I love the maxell ud xl 2 , for me these are a good cassette for boosted recording levels . they are really an all around great cassette.

I will say Sony makes the best sounding cassette adapter I ever heard.

#6 metalhandbag

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 12:40 PM

Good tapes I have a few .

#7 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

If you haven't already, I would join one of the hifi forums and ask which tape works best with the deck you have. Seems like every deck prefers a different tape, though I don't quite understand it.

 

I recall someone claiming that a certain Sony metal tape deteriorates and leaves deposits on the head, but I don't remember which specific Sony tape he was talking about.

Interesting, never heard that before. Well, I won't be making boombox specific tapes. Hopefully they will sound good in everything and not leave a mess inside

 

I love the maxell ud xl 2 , for me these are a good cassette for boosted recording levels . they are really an all around great cassette.

I will say Sony makes the best sounding cassette adapter I ever heard.

 

I have a ton of those ud's as well, good stuff



Good tapes I have a few .

 

Your here because it says METAL on the package  :lol:  :rock:  :rock:  :rock:  :rock:



#8 Reli

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 11:06 AM

 

If you haven't already, I would join one of the hifi forums and ask which tape works best with the deck you have. Seems like every deck prefers a different tape, though I don't quite understand it.

 

I recall someone claiming that a certain Sony metal tape deteriorates and leaves deposits on the head, but I don't remember which specific Sony tape he was talking about.

 

 

Interesting, never heard that before. Well, I won't be making boombox specific tapes. Hopefully they will sound good in everything and not leave a mess inside

 

 

I meant home decks. If it's a high-end home deck it can be calibrated for different brands of tape.

 

Anyway, you're good --- http://www.tapeheads...ead.php?t=45686



#9 ford93

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:04 AM

For boomboxes you have your tape type switch but it really don't matter unless you're a die hard audio enthusiast. Like me that always used TDK MA-R cassettes on my boomers.

 

Home tape decks that have calibration functions works best for recording on different tape type I, II, III, IV formulations.

 

http://www.tapeheads...read.php?t=2999





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