Is Cassette really dead?

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Mar 26, 2008
tape is making a bit of a comeback as mentioned earlier, very specialised. Radio 1 dj Huw Stephens ran a special programme dedicated to it a few weeks ago


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Oct 16, 2008
Spectre said:
The_Lhc said:
Spectre said:
The_Lhc said:
dannycanham said:
Tape. Horrible. Horrible. Horrible. It had the longest list of storage and playback problems out of every medium. Didn't like it in the 80s and my feelings for it only went downhill from there. It is the one reason to be truly thankful for MP3 and it only lived so long as a dirty mechanism for playing your lp and cd collection in cars. Hot cars full of plastic boxes of dog toffee.

At the risk of imploding into an irony black hole can I just say thank you for your wonderfully helpful contribution...

Ironic indeed :shame:

Yes that's why I mentioned it, take your "shame" somewhere else.

I think you misunderstood, it was actually mean't to be directed toward the lover of MP3. Apologies for the confusion.

Sorry dude, your smiley confused me.


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I think many of the best ever cassette decks have been listed above. I followed a couple of the Sony WM professionals on ebay recently, and they went for around £120-150.

AFAIK you can still get any Nakamichi serviced by B&W. There is steady trickle of them.

A decent three-head Sony deck just went for £21. I had bid £20!

I agree with the observation that a well-kept machine is usually OK, but maybe I've been lucky. I bought my Nak in 1999 after I saw a flyer at a London hi-fi show, that the owner had cheekily left lying around. Has been briliant.

Clare Newsome

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Jun 4, 2007
nopiano said:
AFAIK you can still get any Nakamichi serviced by B&W. p>

Yep - well, sort of. The original Bowers & Wilkins shop - from whence the speaker company sprang - is a Nakamichi service centre. We take our Dragon there for maintenance; they do a superb job.


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