Category Archives: tape

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Sony TC-K81

It’s hard to understate just how important Compact Cassette was as a format in 1979. The Long Playing record was now in the late autumn of its life – or so we thought – with ever more people buying pre-recorded

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Sony TC-K81

It’s hard to understate just how important Compact Cassette was as a format in 1979. The Long Playing record was now in the late autumn of its life – or so we thought – with ever more people buying pre-recorded

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The Sony Walkman story

To understand how the Sony Walkman story started, it’s important to know the man behind it – Akio Morita. Sony was founded in 1946 as the Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation by Morita and Masaru Ibuka, but Morita was the the

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The Sony Walkman story

To understand how the Sony Walkman story started, it’s important to know the man behind it – Akio Morita. Sony was founded in 1946 as the Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation by Morita and Masaru Ibuka, but Morita was the the

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Aiwa XD-S1100

Hi-fi formats come and go just like fashion. When on the ascendent they seem magnificent and unstoppable, set to take over the world. On the way down, no one really cares. In the case of Sony’s Digital Audio Tape format,

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Aiwa XD-S1100

Hi-fi formats come and go just like fashion. When on the ascendent they seem magnificent and unstoppable, set to take over the world. On the way down, no one really cares. In the case of Sony’s Digital Audio Tape format,

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Aiwa AD-6900

Although Compact Cassette was launched back in 1963, it wasn’t until the nineteen seventies that the format truly came of age. Indeed at the turn of this decade it was still very low on the evolutionary scale, being the province

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Aiwa AD-6900

Although Compact Cassette was launched back in 1963, it wasn’t until the nineteen seventies that the format truly came of age. Indeed at the turn of this decade it was still very low on the evolutionary scale, being the province

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Sony TC-K55/II

Sony made cassette decks from 1974 to nearly 2004. During those three decades, the machines changed enormously; they started as top-loading designs with small VU meters with slow ballistics, Dolby B and Chrome tape functionality, and little else. By the

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Sony TC-K55/II

Sony made cassette decks from 1974 to nearly 2004. During those three decades, the machines changed enormously; they started as top-loading designs with small VU meters with slow ballistics, Dolby B and Chrome tape functionality, and little else. By the

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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