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Just bought a Aurex deck. Shocked!

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Wow, just bought an Aurix (Toshiba) deck for $100 and it's amazing. I've plugged it into my Plinius amp---->Whatmough speakers and put on a recorded cassette from 1986. It was recorded using a portable dc player a mate bought back from the US onto a TDK SA-X90. I have a big grin thinking about how a cassette can deliver a sound like this. It sounds nicer than quite a lot of newer cd's I have. Dynamics are great. Here's some pics:

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A lot of Aurex gear was well thought of back a few years ago - the brand still exists, but not as it once was.

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6 minutes ago, Pigpen said:

A lot of Aurex gear was well thought of back a few years ago - the brand still exists, but not as it once was.

Yes I got a good tip off a mate that said it was really good gear. It sounds wonderful, haven't tried recording yet. I'll ebay a few decent blank tapes and give it a try soon.

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You just have to love anything that has VU meters too!  Uber cool.

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14 minutes ago, Red MacKay said:

You just have to love anything that has VU meters too!  Uber cool.

Spot on mate ;) Hope you're keeping well Red.

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Aurex to Toshiba is like Esoteric to TEAC....

Nice score...enjoy..

 

Tase.

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That looks absolutely fantastic @blakey72. Those VU meters! 😍

 

The famous Alex from A.N.T rated that deck very highly, glad to hear it delivers. 😁

 

Now, down the rabbit hole with alignment tapes and oscilloscopes for you? 😜

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14 minutes ago, Rrobot said:

That looks absolutely fantastic @blakey72. Those VU meters! 😍

 

The famous Alex from A.N.T rated that deck very highly, glad to hear it delivers. 😁

 

Now, down the rabbit hole with alignment tapes and oscilloscopes for you? 😜

Been looking at TDK SA, SA-X, MA, MA-x and MA-XG. New from $30 to $130 😳

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Looking at some old hifi magazines from the late 60's and early 70's and  looking at the advertising and reviews it seems to me for a while there, that there it was a toss up as to where music reproduction was going and it could have gone either way, vinyl or cassette tapes as the dominant form. 

 

And I wonder why we opted for Vinyl ? Maybe it was the tack feel of cassette cases, the inevitable scratch of the case  or the low tech look .  I heard Nakamichi Dragon playing cassettes through a high end system that was absolutely first class.

 

Congrats on your purchase looks like a great result.

 

 

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It looks like a nice deck - well done!

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On 21/06/2020 at 11:43 AM, blakey72 said:

Been looking at TDK SA, SA-X, MA, MA-x and MA-XG. New from $30 to $130 😳

Yep, prices are unbelievable. Keep an eye out daily though as most don't sell at those prices and quite often someone will list a pack of ten for $20 or so that they've found at the back of a wardrobe. I picked up a couple of packs of decent BASFs for not a lot of money in the last year and they are great.

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