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How many here still have cassette stashes of new Blank Hi End tapes.

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Posted on December 28, 2020 at 09:31:57
Cougar
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I still have some in a drawer that is in a cool dry place. Here's what I still have.

That's = 10
TDK MA-XG = 5
3M Black Watch = 4
BASF Pro Chrome II =7
SONY Metal Master Ceramic = 5
Maxell MX-S = 10
Fuji FR Metal = 10

I also have a bunch more metal, Chrome, and normal tapes that don't remember how many I have.

 

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cassette stashes of new Blank Hi End tapes., posted on December 29, 2020 at 09:10:52
M3 lover
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I gave away all the new blank tapes I still had prior to moving last year.

Too bad I didn't know you might be interested.

"The only cats worth anything are the cats who take chances. Sometimes I play things I never heard myself." Thelonious Monk

 

Oh Wow!, posted on December 29, 2020 at 10:18:27
Cougar
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I didn't know you had those, I would have gladly taken them off your hands. I still have a few Decks my main one the Luxman K03, I have a Nakamichi RX-202 with the flip tape Carousel, A Denon, a Yamaha 1200, NAD, and a Marantz 5220. Got rid of the Nakamichi Dragon after I got the Luxman, better machine in opinion.

How you doing and how is it back there after a year? Hope all is well.

 

I got all I'll ever need, posted on December 29, 2020 at 21:05:14
texana
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I record about twelve 90 minute metal cassettes per year, and at 63, I figured if lucky, I'd need enough for 20 years, so a few years ago I started buying them new and used on eBay. Now I have the 240 needed and more, and now I only buy the rare bargains. It got to where the only reasonable prices were on used bulk, and even then, about $7-$10 a piece. My favorite is Maxell MX-S 90. I prefer to re-record on the used ones because sealed ones are so expensive, sound quality is the same, and when I'm really old, I'll still have the pleasure of unwrapping a new one.

 

RE: I got all I'll ever need, posted on December 29, 2020 at 22:07:42
rivervalley817
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'about $7-$10 a piece'

really? damn ... I'd better check a few garage boxes

I'm pretty sure there's quite a few new TDK, BASF, Maxell etc.

you know, it seemed the 'sturdiest' cassettes I used back in the day were plain old Memorex, those rarely broke or twisted up on me ... sounded pretty good too ... got frustrated with 90m failures and started buying 60m thinking the tape was thicker ...

be well,



 

RE: Oh Wow!, posted on December 30, 2020 at 10:07:01
M3 lover
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The tapes I gave away were new, sealed. I did move something close to 100 carefully recorded cassettes. Over the years I owned H-K, Denon, Aiwa (770), Yamaha, and Pioneer decks. I also had a Tandberg (310?) and a Nak 480, purchased because of the reputation for the brands, but I was disappointed in the performance of both of those. An indication not to buy the bottom of the line, even from a recommended company.

I need to replace one of the belts in my Pioneer S800 so I can play my tapes. I've put that off because it is a somewhat complicated procedure.

"The only cats worth anything are the cats who take chances. Sometimes I play things I never heard myself." Thelonious Monk

 

RE: How many here still have cassette stashes of new Blank Hi End tapes., posted on December 31, 2020 at 16:58:48
mraudio
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If any of you guys want to sell any sealed cassette tapes, (type II or Type IV), I might be interested in a purchase.

Thanks!

 

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