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Thread: Bargains on ebay? (Part 2)

  1. #10371
    Join Date: Aug 2009

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    I'm Martin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Because, done well*, the sound can be excellent!

    *Only with quality NOS blank tapes [not prerecorded shite], used for making recordings from your own system, and providing that the heads and everything else inside the machine in question is performing optimally.

    Given that's the case, I've heard the best tape decks outperform some CDPs. Also, when applied to car audio, the better ones piss all over anything digital!

    Marco.
    Disagree. With a top deck, top quality metal tape and a lot of care results can be 'acceptable' at best. Compact cassette is fundamentally compromised as a medium. More so even than vinyl. There'll be an Edison wax cylinder revival next. Followed by people walking about with minstrels in tow. Some things best left in the past but nostalgia appears to be a powerful tweak.
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  2. #10372
    Join Date: Mar 2014

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    I'm Mike.

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    Worth a first bid?

    12 minutes to go and no bids at 2000

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sugden-Ma....m46890.l49292

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Disagree. With a top deck, top quality metal tape and a lot of care results can be 'acceptable' at best. Compact cassette is fundamentally compromised as a medium. More so even than vinyl.
    Lol - we'll just have to agree to disagree, then... But I'll prove it to you some day!

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