Category Archives: tape

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Aiwa XD-S1100

Although routine these days, the idea of recording high quality digital audio on to a computer was the stuff of wonder thirty years ago. Even two decades back, it was only for big budget techno-whiz producers like Trevor Horn. Instead, the recording industry’s

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Aiwa XD-S1100

Although routine these days, the idea of recording high quality digital audio on to a computer was the stuff of wonder thirty years ago. Even two decades back, it was only for big budget techno-whiz producers like Trevor Horn. Instead, the recording industry’s

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Nakamichi CR-7E

1976’s 600 was the first affordable Nak. Being a cassette deck, few took it seriously at the time but those who did get to hear it, heard something seriously unexpected. Instead of Compact Cassette’s trademark broken, cracked, muffled warble, real music

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Nakamichi CR-7E

1976’s 600 was the first affordable Nak. Being a cassette deck, few took it seriously at the time but those who did get to hear it, heard something seriously unexpected. Instead of Compact Cassette’s trademark broken, cracked, muffled warble, real music

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Harman Kardon Hk1500

The comings and goings of corporate America don’t often intersect with the hi-fi world, but indelibly stamped Harman Kardon’s 1978 range. When company founder and CEO Sidney Harman was invited to become an undersecretary of the Department of Commerce in

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Harman Kardon Hk1500

The comings and goings of corporate America don’t often intersect with the hi-fi world, but indelibly stamped Harman Kardon’s 1978 range. When company founder and CEO Sidney Harman was invited to become an undersecretary of the Department of Commerce in

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Sony TC-158SD

Launched in 1976 at a non-inconsiderable £220, for a while this was Sony’s top portable stereo cassette recorder. It was intended for professional audio applications, but lent more towards the domestic home recordist than rival machines from the likes of Uher.

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Sony TC-158SD

Launched in 1976 at a non-inconsiderable £220, for a while this was Sony’s top portable stereo cassette recorder. It was intended for professional audio applications, but lent more towards the domestic home recordist than rival machines from the likes of Uher.

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Aiwa XD-S1100

It might seem routine these days, but the idea of recording digital audio on to a computer hard drive was the stuff of wonder thirty years ago. And even two decades back, it was only for big budget techno-whiz producers like Trevor

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Aiwa XD-S1100

It might seem routine these days, but the idea of recording digital audio on to a computer hard drive was the stuff of wonder thirty years ago. And even two decades back, it was only for big budget techno-whiz producers like Trevor

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Marantz DD-82

I remember the scene well. Tokyo 1991, Tower Records, Shibuya. At one end of the huge shop floor lurked two strange new hi-fi oddities. One was a Sony MZ-1, which was a small black MiniDisc portable. The other was a massive

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Marantz DD-82

I remember the scene well. Tokyo 1991, Tower Records, Shibuya. At one end of the huge shop floor lurked two strange new hi-fi oddities. One was a Sony MZ-1, which was a small black MiniDisc portable. The other was a massive

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The second age of Sony cassette decks

Sony set out its stall as a high end cassette deck manufacturer as far back as 1974 with the TC-177SD. A top loading, dual-capstan, three-head design, it was one of the most sophisticated machines around at the time, and presaged some excellent recorders

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The second age of Sony cassette decks

Sony set out its stall as a high end cassette deck manufacturer as far back as 1974 with the TC-177SD. A top loading, dual-capstan, three-head design, it was one of the most sophisticated machines around at the time, and presaged some excellent recorders