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blakey72

Here's my new toy all cleaned up!

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I picked this up very cheap (free in fact) from a fantastically generous SNA member a few weeks ago. Braught it home, cleaned it up and everything works. Sounds great.

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I think this last thing was meant to go on a submarine. It just spins and makes me dizzy...

 

 

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Very nice...congratulations...life is better with a Sansui! ♥️

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Just love those coloured VU meters! Good on you mate for breathing fresh life on a cassette deck. Rare to see anyone using cassettes these days

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I'm loving it. It's just like other media, as long as the mastering is good, it sounds good. Sure some cassettes can sound a bit crummy but some can also sound very good. I'm surprissed actually. I'm not getting a lot of that hiss that I remember.

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What about "that tape"?  Any pics of that?

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Are you going to play original tapes only, copies or mix tapes? 

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5 hours ago, Cafad said:

What about "that tape"?  Any pics of that?

Haha only can find one tape that I own. And that just cause it's a collector.........Borrowed a few but they've gone back.

 

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Good one to have though ;) Lookin' good this year....

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6 hours ago, mwhouston said:

Are you going to play original tapes only, copies or mix tapes? 

Bit of everything I think. Gunna have a play, get some high quality Chrome or Metal TDK's and record some cd's and vinyl. Buy originals when I find them.

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4 minutes ago, blakey72 said:

Bit of everything I think. Gunna have a play, get some high quality Chrome or Metal TDK's and record some cd's and vinyl. Buy originals when I find them.

Why record CDs to then play them on tape. Makes no sense. Even CD quality far exceeds the very best tape quality. There’s no advantage and makes no sense. 

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2 minutes ago, mwhouston said:

Why record CDs to then play them on tape. Makes no sense. Even CD quality far exceeds the very best tape quality. There’s no advantage and makes no sense. 

Haha no it doesn't, just a bit of fun and experiment. My grandmother's 81 Laser that I'm rebuilding in the backyard has a cassette deck in it, they will end up in there I'd say. Car only has 40 000 on it too 😳

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3 hours ago, mwhouston said:

Why record CDs to then play them on tape. Makes no sense. Even CD quality far exceeds the very best tape quality. There’s no advantage and makes no sense. 

Because it's all part of the enjoyment of musical reproduction. Everything doesn't have to reach some level of perfection. Sitting watching the reels of a cassette turn while listening to music and relaxing is pleasurable. I've never come across anything more soulless when going for example to the hi-fi show or an evening at an audio store than to have music appear from a hard drive, USB dongle or CD hidden inside a machine . It doesn't matter how good it sounds it turns me right off within minutes. Watching a record turn, reel to reels rotate or cassettes spin while listening connects me to music in the same way a live musician does even if the room booms and the player drops bum notes. Having whatever it is reproduce the sound invisibly is nothing more than muzak to my ears.

Edited by Hergest

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well done blakey, love seeing some retro gear 🤩  And stoked to see someone from Horsham, not so far from my childhood growing up on a farm in the Western Wimmera

 

Cheers

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At least recording to a cassette will be easier than if you were trying to do the same on a RCA 8 Track cartridge, they were impossible to make your own mix tapes on.

Not only that, the only blank 8 track tape I could ever find for sale in Australia was from Tandy, which was pretty crap tape.

 

 

8-Track Tapes Belong In A Museum : The Record : NPR

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