About metal tape...

Discussion in 'Tape' started by Waterland, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Jonny Ramone

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    Pure Iron particles exposed would at least be more susceptible to rusting.
     
  2. koseltri

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    Bottom line for me: Couldn't afford them in 1985 (just out of HS), can't afford them now (mortgage, home maintenance, saving for 'retirement', etc). C'est la guerre.
     
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    désolé
     
  4. Jonny Ramone

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    Audio CD-r's are affordable and competitive.
     
  5. AuntBeast

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    There was a Pacific Stereo a few blocks from my house in Garden Grove, CA, back in the 1970's.
     
  6. PacificStereo

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    That would have been my store. LBE, Westminster, at Golden West and Bolsa.
     
  7. vladtm

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    Hi, this is my first post on AK forums, glad to find all of you passionate about analog recording and collecting.
    I have the opportunity to buy at 3$/piece (~12 pcs) Fuji FR Metal 90, are these good tapes or low end crapy metals ?
    The rest of my Metals i own now are Sony and TDK .
     
  8. BlazeES

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    Welcome to AK vladtm!

    Fuji FR Metals are great tapes and that price is a steal!

    :banana:
     
  9. Bigerik

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    The Fujis are AT LEAST as good as the SOny and TDK. Might even be better. At that price, they are a steal! Grab them quick.
     
  10. vladtm

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    Thanks guys, got them today at the price of 5 beers for the previous owner.

    For the moment the only deck i own is a Onkyo TA-6310 , so it's not that high end, but the head is like new and the deck sounds pretty good, also has dolby S.
     
  11. BlazeES

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    I agree Bigerik. I have a few in my arsenal and they ARE pretty damn close to being at the same performance level as a Sony Metal Master - without the fancy shell.
     
  12. bordeno

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    You know, speaking of NOS tapes, yes they're great and alot of great cassettes came out in the eighties. But they don't have to be new. I've found tons of Maxells and TDKs as well as others such as Sony and Denon at Goodwills, thrift shops and yard sales. A tape like the classic TDK-SA is virtually indestructible if its received any care at all, no matter how much taping it has endured they are good to go.

    TDK SA, SA-X, the various Maxell UD-XLs and a few others are like the energizer bunny, they keep going and going.

    I haven't gotten much metal at these places but it is possible, if unlikely. I remember buying cases of SA and SA-X in Chinatown when I used to go to NY. Those were the days.
     
  13. Gary Sodoski

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    Hi.I searched several retailers for High Bias Metal cassette tapes for my newly aquired Sony TC-K22 but came up empty handed.Plenty of Normal Bias so I went on line to ebay and got what I thought was a fair deal.Six Maxell High Bias XLII,90 minutes for under $20 delivered to my door.Looking at them closely I see they are "Black Magnetite"Position IEC Type II.Are these metal,CrO2 and worth the money?Thanks in advance.
    Gary
     
  14. jancumps

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    Money questions should go to our Dollars and Sense forum.
     
  15. Gary Sodoski

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    The question is more about product,not price so it's in the right forum.I'll pass on the Windex but if you have any Drano.
    Gary
     
  16. soviet123

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    IEC Type II is CrO2.
     
  17. Yamnoel

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    Hi there, i'm relatively new here and i'm one of you who is fascinated with analogue tapes :)
    i'm just wondering regarding the different tape types
    The most common is type 1 (normal bias)
    CrO2 is type 2
    and metal is type 4

    so what's type 3? haven't seen any of it yet...
     
  18. Andrei

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    It's FeCr (FerroChrom), it was manufactured in the past for a limited time, mainly by BASF and AGFA
     
  19. Ragnar_AT

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    There's the oddball Sony FeCr too.
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  20. Yamnoel

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    Oh I see
    I wonder if my deck with auto detect can detect type 3 :)
    how i wish to have one
    Anyway, it always fascinates me to learn something from the past
    thanks Andrei...
     

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