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#1 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 11:36 AM

It’s cool to spool again as the cassette returns on a wave of nostalgia.
https://www.theguard...tro-chic-rewind

#2 Ghettoboom767

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 11:46 AM

Ah yes,good to hear,I saw a video of 2 kids trying to operate a Sharp GF-700 3-Piece and it was hilarious but they figured it out and got the cassette going. Plus I know more newer artists are using some cassettes like Selena Gomez put out a limited edition cassette.

#3 Transistorized

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 04:40 PM

In the US cassettes held on against CDs until 2002. CDs had been around a great while and people were still buying tapes in 2000. Mainly it was because of the cost savings. I have found that the lovely compact discs I have purchased and toted around in my CD storage case have not faired as well as my tapes. They may be able to produce better quality sound but I have found them to be less durable than cassette over the years.

#4 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 01:17 PM

Here is another one:

Mirror Online: Music-lovers hit rewind as the cassette tape makes a massive comeback.
https://www.mirror.c...ssette-14046916

#5 MesaAZGuy

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 05:11 PM

It would be nice to find a cassette player/recorder that not only transfers to USB but from USB to cassette. I found this one but its only a cassette to USB.

I don't know if it records in Stereo...

 

 

Hammacher Schlemmer The Cassette to Digital Converter and Player



#6 Hajidub

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

Don't have to tell me. Old school rap tapes are ridiculous on discogs.com right now. Many Wu-tang, Tribe Called Quest, Tupac's going for $35+ right now. 



#7 Fatdog

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 02:18 PM

It would be nice to find a cassette player/recorder that not only transfers to USB but from USB to cassette. I found this one but its only a cassette to USB.

I don't know if it records in Stereo...

 

 

Hammacher Schlemmer The Cassette to Digital Converter and Player

If you are recording from a computer, why not just use a mini to RCA cable?

 

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#8 MesaAZGuy

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 02:36 PM

Oh, that would be too easy... If I did that, then what excuse would I give my wife for wanting a regular classic tape recorder if she found out those cables existed??!!



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Posted 26 February 2019 - 12:54 PM

MesaAZGuy, here is 2 topics about recording to cassette:

 

https://boomboxery.c...-tape-cassette/

 

https://boomboxery.c...rding-mixtapes/

 

 



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Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:14 PM

It would be nice to find a cassette player/recorder that not only transfers to USB but from USB to cassette. I found this one but its only a cassette to USB.

I don't know if it records in Stereo...

 

 

Hammacher Schlemmer The Cassette to Digital Converter and Player

GPO Brooklyn. Might not necessarily make a high quality recording with it's fixed erase magnet but it will go both ways :-)



#11 MesaAZGuy

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:23 PM

MesaAZGuy, here is 2 topics about recording to cassette:

 

https://boomboxery.c...-tape-cassette/

 

https://boomboxery.c...rding-mixtapes/

Thanks for the links!

 

Now to go on eBay and find a Yamaha tape deck to match my RX2050 stereo :)   I need to bury the expense on one of our contracting jobs to keep this one hidden from Marie ;)



 

It would be nice to find a cassette player/recorder that not only transfers to USB but from USB to cassette. I found this one but its only a cassette to USB.

I don't know if it records in Stereo...

 

 

Hammacher Schlemmer The Cassette to Digital Converter and Player

GPO Brooklyn. Might not necessarily make a high quality recording with it's fixed erase magnet but it will go both ways :-)

 

I looked at that unit. Unfortunately until it grows on me, I find it to be very cheap looking. I am happy someone is trying to produce mass market boombox styles again but they need to sharpen their pencils a little better.



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 10:30 AM

Cool avatar MesaAZGuy!