I tried to reuse some 30 yr old cassettes and the firt thing I notice that I cannot set bias on them correctly anymore. I tried to record some albums that I have on these old timers and it just sounds awful: garbled on one channel and reduced output on the other. I've tried a few old cassettes like that with the same results. New cassettes show no such problem so I know it's not the deck. Majority of the tapes were TDK SA znd I think they were treated fairly, kept in a dark plastic cassette storage system with 6 drawers with each drawer holding about 15 cassettes. They were kept out of sunlight snd away from magnetic fields produced by speakers and such snd krpt at room temperature. Thats why I'm surprised. What is the average lifespan of the cassette as a medium?
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Topic - Whats the lifespan of the cassette medium - 3db 08:27:42 03/10/17 (5)
- No problem in my end... - kootenay 14:13:13 03/11/17 (0)
- Bad pressure pads? -nt - Bry 12:17:24 03/11/17 (0)
- RE: Whats the lifespan of the cassette medium - DRam 09:25:22 03/11/17 (0)
- I can only comment on playback - mhardy6647 12:21:36 03/10/17 (0)
- Whats the lifespan of the cassette medium - Steelhead 10:14:42 03/10/17 (0)