Preserving cassette tapes

Ben Ackerman imind at ptd.net
Thu Jun 1 23:21:26 CDT 2006


>I don't know.  I haven't started looking.  But I'm quite sure that I 
>haven't seen a new mono (not stereo) shoebox player/recorder in a very,

>very long time.  Heck, I don't even have stereo equipment that plays 
>cassettes.

They are still being manufactured believe it or not, largely for the
educational market. 

This seems fairly close:

http://www.schooloutfitters.com/catalog/product_info/cPath/CAT1_CAT14/pf
am_id/PFAM608/products_id/PRO3793



-----Original Message-----
From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org
[mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Michael B. Brutman
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 8:46 PM
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: Preserving cassette tapes

Tony Duell wrote:
> Are they rare, or something? Heck, I found _both_ of the Philips
portable 
> upright reel-to-reel machines I'd been looking for in a couple of
months on 
> E-overpay. Surely cassette recorders turn up there too (I've never
looked...)
> 
> -tony

I don't know.  I haven't started looking.  But I'm quite sure that I 
haven't seen a new mono (not stereo) shoebox player/recorder in a very, 
very long time.  Heck, I don't even have stereo equipment that plays 
cassettes.

All I need is one good playback, so I'm not too concerned,  But in the 
last 20 years CD has supplanted cassette, and I can't say that I'm
upset.







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