What started me back into tape was when I bought the “Time Life” 60’s and 70’s R&B CD’s. I only wanted to listen to certain songs and didn’t want to wait through the songs I didn’t really like as much. CD’s are a great source for recording tape.....go figure but CD players are quieter than turntables as a source and provide a stronger signal for better recordings. So having a quiet system with a good cassette recorder that I bought with my system new and never using it, I decided to give it a go. Found some new chrome extra cassettes from a Canadian website and made tapes that surprised everyone I knew.....even me. You know, you can go cheap on doing the vinyl thing.....but with cassettes you can’t and that is what is most people’s problem with tape. When it comes to cassettes.....you definitely get what you paid for. But not all levels of stereo equipment and how people have their systems set up is good for recording tape. The heads on a tape machine will record all the noise in a system.....so it’s not the tape, it’s a noisy system.