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On 30/09/2018 at 10:58 PM, garm1520 said:

Alain, do you still have the ZXL 700?

I still have the Nak 700zxe

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3 minutes ago, alain said:

I still have the Nak 700zxe

I'm still confused what we should be playing when it comes to tape; original commercial recording or copies or our own vinyl ect. Why play a copy (especially of vinyl) when the original will out-play it. 

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19 minutes ago, alain said:

I still have the Nak 700zxe

Sorry zxe, if you ever consider selling.

Mine needs service but not sure who in Sydney Can do the job properly.

Cheers.

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16 minutes ago, mwhouston said:

I'm still confused what we should be playing when it comes to tape; original commercial recording or copies or our own vinyl ect. Why play a copy (especially of vinyl) when the original will out-play it. 

'cause the record player in the car tends to jump a tad...

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10 hours ago, mwhouston said:

I'm still confused what we should be playing when it comes to tape; original commercial recording or copies or our own vinyl ect. Why play a copy (especially of vinyl) when the original will out-play it. 

I play some commercial recordings from my youth which I don't have on vinyl, most of my copies are compilation of stuff I recorded for the car.  Its convenient enough if you just want to hear a variety of tunes when working away and not being critical of the sound.

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4 hours ago, alain said:

I play some commercial recordings from my youth which I don't have on vinyl, most of my copies are compilation of stuff I recorded for the car.  Its convenient enough if you just want to hear a variety of tunes when working away and not being critical of the sound.

My car, being only 4 years old, can't play tape. No tape player. CDs or USB is the only method. To me a better method anyway. 

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15 hours ago, mwhouston said:

I'm still confused what we should be playing when it comes to tape; original commercial recording or copies or our own vinyl ect. Why play a copy (especially of vinyl) when the original will out-play it. 

I mostly play compilation tapes that I've done since 1979. Playing them often takes me back to another time. I still make tapes as i love a good compilation.

 

When I was younger I used to tape each album as I bought it and only play the tape to save the record getting worn. Glad i did as back then my record player was poor and it would have damaged albums over time, now the albums i bought when young are in perfect condition for the most part as they were hardly played.

 

Now and then I'll play a commercial recording if i've never got around to buying the album but a lot of pre recorded tapes haven't lasted very well and quality was hit and miss in the first place.

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15 hours ago, betocool said:

'cause the record player in the car tends to jump a tad...

This one? 😄

 

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On 30/09/2018 at 9:56 PM, alain said:

Just did a recording on an TDK SAX 60 on a Nak RX505 and it sounds great. Still have my old cassettes from when I got my first car...might listen to them again and dig out my Sony Walkman....😀

 

So that RX505 is now at my house. Currently listening to a recording I just made of the Bear Family LP reissue of Nobody's Fool by Dan Penn. It sounds bloody good! Thanks Alan. :)

 

Prior to that I was playing some radio recordings from specialist music shows about 20 years ago - these were done on my mini system back then, and don't sound nearly as good, but the nostalgia rush was intense...

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