Category Archives: tape

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Aiwa AD-2000

Apart from Nakamichi, few other Japanese names were so closely associated with cassette as Aiwa. Sony, JVC and Pioneer made some very fine examples of the breed, yet did other notable products too. Aiwa made a full range of equipment

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Aiwa AD-2000

Apart from Nakamichi, few other Japanese names were so closely associated with cassette as Aiwa. Sony, JVC and Pioneer made some very fine examples of the breed, yet did other notable products too. Aiwa made a full range of equipment

A Compact Cassette Revival?

Some people have been saying that cassette is due for a comeback for years. The thing is though, there are now some anecdotal – but actually quite telling – signs that the venerable Philips format, invented way back in 1963

A Compact Cassette Revival?

Some people have been saying that cassette is due for a comeback for years. The thing is though, there are now some anecdotal – but actually quite telling – signs that the venerable Philips format, invented way back in 1963

National Audio Company

” I was still a college student when my father and I began this business in 1969,” says Steve Stepp of USA-based National Audio Company. “One day a gentleman from Ampex Corporation, one of the major manufacturers of tape came

National Audio Company

” I was still a college student when my father and I began this business in 1969,” says Steve Stepp of USA-based National Audio Company. “One day a gentleman from Ampex Corporation, one of the major manufacturers of tape came

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Nakamichi BX-150E

Nakamichi Corporation was founded in Japan in 1948, the brainchild of tape magnetics research engineer Etsuro Nakamichi. The man was fascinated with tape, and in 1951 started manufacturing open reel decks for other hi-fi companies to put their own badges

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Nakamichi BX-150E

Nakamichi Corporation was founded in Japan in 1948, the brainchild of tape magnetics research engineer Etsuro Nakamichi. The man was fascinated with tape, and in 1951 started manufacturing open reel decks for other hi-fi companies to put their own badges

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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.